In conclusion, the morphologic and osteometric
data of Markhoz goat are comparable to other ruminants.
Other required equipment that each student or group should have includes a 15-cm (or 6-inch) ruler, a meter (or yard) stick, a tape measure at least 2 m (or 6 feet) in length, a set of data collection sheets (Figure 1), a laboratory notebook, an osteometric
board (or a T-square and two corrugated cardboard boxes that can be converted to an osteometric
board substitute; Figure 2), and reference materials.
Scaling is applied to construct a 3D Cartesian coordinate system to fit sample data.
The condyle-malleolus length (CML) of the tibia (the distance from the most distal point of the medial malleolus to the superior surface of the lateral plateau) was measured using an osteometric
board (as in Bass 1987).
Thus, this study reconfirms the fact that osteometric
assessment is highly population-specific.
The possibility of using osteometric
observations to document growth patterns of archaeological seal populations has been considered in archaeological studies, though not stringently.
Thus the average correlation among DA-values of +0.17 (mean of absolute values = +0.26) found here matches that found for the mean of the two sides of nine mandibular characters in random-bred mice that were measured only once (Leamy 1993), and is well above that of the mean of absolute correlations of 0.074 calculated among DA values in 10 osteometric
characters in inbred and hybrid house mice (Leamy 1984).
The focus on an element that exhibits bilateral asymmetry is important, because other sorting methods may depend on statistical methods, such as osteometric
sorting (Byrd & LeGarde 2014; Lynch et al.
Total length of the bone was measured using Hepburn osteometric
studies of the skull of red sokoto (Maradi) goats (Capra hircus): implications for regional anaesthesia of the head.
Data from the remaining 21 individuals was obtained from the Goldman Osteometric
Data Set (Auerbach 2014; Auerbach and Ruff 2004).