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  • For the scapula: Zone A includes the glenoid cavity and most distal part of the neck/collum scapulae; Zone B includes the neck and the distal portion of the blade closest to the neck where the bone is still fairly thick; Zone C includes the infraspinatus fossa (the broad flat part of the blade); Zone D is the caudal border; Zone E is the spine; Zone F includes the supraspinatus fossa and cranial border; and Zone G includes the base of the spine or the area under the spine in cases where the spine was removed.

    Figure 1: Lateral view of a left Bos scapula showing bone Zones A through G. Figure 1
  • For the plastron: Zone A is the epiplastron; Zone B is the entoplastron; Zone C is the hyoplastron; Zone D is the hypoplastron; Zone E is the Xiphiplastron; Zone F is the bridge; and Zone G is the mesoplastron (where present).

    Figure 2: Lateral view of a plastron showing bone Zones A through G. Figure 2
  • For the carapace: Zone A is the nucal/proneural bone; Zone B includes any of the neurals; Zone C includes any of the pleurals/costal plates; Zone D includes any of the peripherals; Zone E includes the supraphygal bone; and Zone F includes the phygal bone.

    Figure 3: Lateral view of a carapace showing bone Zones A through F. Figure 3
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Suggested Citation

Katherine Brunson, Zhipeng Li, Rowan Flad. "位置 (Bone Zones Present)". (2016) In Oracle Bones in East Asia. Katherine Brunson, Zhipeng Li, Rowan Flad (Eds.) . Released: 2016-04-04. Open Context. <>

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Oracle Bones in East Asia

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