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The site Arché offers two new sections of vectorized drawings in its ArchéoZoothèque :
- a set of splits skeletons, illustrations for the report of several informations like human traces, natural traces, conservation, etc.
- a series of anatomical boards, by species, where the skeletal elements are individualized and presented in different views.

Two new albums in these sections:
- The "Fiches descriptives pour les relevés d’ensembles osseux animaux" of Daniel Helmer, vectorized by our friend Michel Coutureau (Inrap).
- The board anatomy of reindeer (Rangifer tarandus) proposed by Jean-Christophe Castel (Geneva Museum).

Section of "skeletons in connection" will be soon enriched by a series of new specimens ... To be continued.

Latest articles
Thursday 9 August 2012, by Albert Fischer
Since establishing a process for creating image templates and one approach to computerised recording of graphical data using a series of layers (see "Computerised bone templates as the basis of a practical procedure to record and analyse graphical zooarchaeological data" - 13/06/2006), I have been adding to the basic resource of bone images when I’ve needed a particular template or when suitable material has become available. Also, from time to time I have been contacted by (...)

Friday 1 June 2012, by Carine Carpentier
This international symposium aims to: 1. initiate discussion on the concept of constraints acting at different organisational levels. , 2. share and discuss results of present and fossil examples in a comparative framework at molecular, genomic, developmental, functional, behavioural and ecological levels. Ideally, the symposium will foster new networks of researchers who will develop interdisciplinary discussions around new concepts on the origin, development and evolution of the (...)

Saturday 31 March 2012, by François Lanoë
Steppe fox, Vulpes corsac, is a small-size canid, adapted to dry conditions. The current area of distribution for Vulpes corsac ranges from Kazakhstan to Northern China (Heptner & Naumov, 1998), however, for some periods of the Upper Pleistocene its area of distribution spread to Eastern Europe (Heptner & Naumov, 1998 ; Patou-Mathis, 2004), Central Europe (Benes, 1975), and perhaps even Western Europe (Poplin, 1976). For that reason the study of its skeletal anatomy is of interest (...)

Saturday 31 March 2012, by Carine Carpentier
This album shows the skeletal elements of a current subadult European beaver (Castor fiber) from Butter island (Rhône, France). Having at his disposal a private collection for comparison with material from the archaeological levels Mesolithic from Lyon, Thierry Argant took the opportunity to make a complete photographic coverage before returning the specimen. 129 pictures were taken whose 86 selected for this album. Access the album in the ArchéoZooThèque NB: All bones photographed (...)