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Identifying Animals Through Osteology

Identifying Animals Through Osteology

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Identifying Animals Through Osteology
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Where there is life, there is death. Death and decomposition are a natural and sometimes beautiful part of the natural world. Animals can sometimes be identified by their skeletal remains. Certain skeletal structures make for easier identification than others. Bones can at least help to identify broad groups of animals. Correctly identifying animal remains can also be as intriguing as identifying them in life. Investigating remains also gives us an interesting look into an ecosystem and allows us to see if it is a healthy ecosystem or in danger.

Identifying Animals Through Osteology

Lat: 38.00 Long: -97.00

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