Morphometric analysis of the foramen magnum of Byzantine dogs excavated in Istanbul Yenikapi at the site of Theodosius harbour
Vedat Onar , Gülsün Pazvant , Nazan Gezer Ince , Hasan Alpak , Maciej Janeczek , Zeynep Kiziltan
AbstractThis study presents the results of morphometric analysis of a total of 473 skulls ascribed to adult animals were sufficiently complete to allow the measurement of their foramen magnum; and for 472 of them the foramen magnum index could be calculated. The dorsal notch was only seen in the group of mesocephalic dogs where about 17% of all skulls exhibited this feature. The average length of the dorsal notch was found to be 2.59 mm. Not a single skull in the dolichocephalic dog group showed any sign of a dorsal notch. The results of this study show that the dorsal notch in the foramen magnum widely seen dogs of the Middle Ages, and point to a morphological variation. © 2013 MAA Printed in Greece.
|Journal series||Mediterranean Archaeology and Archaeometry, ISSN 1108-9628, (0 pkt)|
|Publication size in sheets||0.5|
|Keywords in English||Foramen magnum; Byzantine dogs; Theodosius harbour; Yenikapi-Istanbul|
|Not used for evaluation||yes|
|Publication indicators||= 5; = 7; : 2013 = 0.783|
|Citation count*||8 (2020-09-19)|
* presented citation count is obtained through Internet information analysis and it is close to the number calculated by the Publish or Perish system.