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Quand désarticuler laisse des traces: le cas de l'hyperextension du coude

Abstract : In this paper, we try to document butchery practices from the past. We attempt to characterize through experimental data the marks produced when dismembering using overextension of the elbow of Sheep and several bird species. For birds, the experimentation was realized with uncooked carcasses. In many cases, overextension produced break down of the olecranon fossa of the humerus, with medial wrench of the distal part. Moreover, the proximal joints of the radius and ulna are broken. Bony and uncooked forelimb Sheep bones have been dismembered by overextension. Observations were noticed only on the radio-ulnar. The ulnas had a negative wear scar up to the anconeus process. Sometimes, these marks are associated with lateral crushing of the bone. In the second part of the article, we compare our experimental data with archaeological material. Although we found many cases of dismembering by overextension on bird bones, no data were found on small ungulates material.
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Véronique Laroulandie, Sandrine Costamagno, David Cochard, Jean-Baptiste Mallye, Cédric Beauval, et al.. Quand désarticuler laisse des traces: le cas de l'hyperextension du coude. Annales de Paléontologie, Elsevier Masson, 2008, 94, pp.287-302. ⟨10.1016/j.annpal.2008.09.002⟩. ⟨halshs-00338167⟩



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