Walking the cod: an investigation into the relative robustness of cod, Gadus morhua, skeletal elements

Andrew K.G. Jones

York Archaeological Trust and the University of Bradford, Cromwell House, 13 Ogleforth, York.
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Cite this as: A.K.G. Jones 1999 'Walking the cod: an investigation into the relative robustness of cod, Gadus morhua, skeletal elements', Internet Archaeology 7. https://doi.org/10.11141/ia.7.10

Summary

A simple experiment is described which details what happens to the bones of cod when they are walked on by a man. The pattern of fragmentation for various elements is illustrated and an index of robustness proposed for those elements in a cod skeleton most frequently recovered from archaeological sites.

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