Sheep

The Sigurgeir Sheep Bone Collection (Sigurgeirssafn) 

 

The Icelandic Zooarchaeology Laboratory collection holds a large number of partial and complete skeletons of Icelandic sheep (Ovis aries). A large number of partial sheep skeletons of known age and sex are held in a special collection, Sigurgeirssafn. This collection comes from a PhD project “Growth and development of Scottish Blackface and Icelandic Sheep” by Sigurgeir Þorgeirsson (1981).

 

Large collections of skeletons with detailed information about sex and age at death are not common and the material in Sigurgeirssafn will be very valuable for future research. Bones from 90 individuals, rams and ewes, slaughtered at birth to 74 weeks of age (Þorgeirsson, 1981, p. 9), are now ready for use and processing of more skeletons is underway.

The provided spreadsheet is a simplified version. Download here for the full version. If you want any further information or wish to reference the reference collection please contact Albína Hulda Pálsdóttir.

Reference: Þorgeirsson, S. (1981). Growth and development of Scottish blackface and Icelandic sheep (Unpublished PhD thesis). University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh.

Number on bones
Age in days
Sex
Year
Scapula
Radius ulna
Humerus
Pelvis
Femur
Tibia
Ribs
Atlas
Axis
Vertebra
Vertebral column
Sacrum and caudal vertebrae
Sternum
Metacarpal
Metatarsal
Skull
Mandible
Location
10348
140d
female
1978
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
14977
340d
male
1977
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10339
168d
male
1979
null
x
x
x
x
x
x
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10019
112d
male
1979
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
null
null
null
x
x
null
x
null
x
x
referance collection
10878
140d
female
1978
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10349
140d
female
1979
x
null
null
null
null
x
x
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10248
112d
female
1978
null
null
null
x
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
null
null
null
null
null
x
referance collection
10329
140d
female
1979
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10589
140d
female
1979
x
null
null
x
x
null
x
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10468
unknown
female
1978 ?
x
x
x
x
x
x
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
referance collection
15227
340d
female
1977
x
x
null
x
x
null
x
null
null
null
x
x
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10478
140d
male
1978
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10298
140d
male
1978
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10238
168d
male
1978
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10898
140d
male
1978
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
1091
unknown
female
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
referance collection
10948
unknown
unknown
unknown
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10938
lamb
unknown
unknown
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10169
112d
female
1979
null
null
null
x
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10139
112d
male
1979
x
x
x
x
x
null
x
null
null
null
x
x
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10249
112d
female
1979
null
null
x
x
x
x
null
null
null
null
x
x
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10388
140d
female
1978
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10559
140d
female
1979
null
null
null
null
null
null
11
null
null
null
x
x
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10739
140d
male
1979
x
x
x
4
2
2
8
null
null
null
null
null
null
3
null
x
x
referance collection
10699
112d
female
1979
null
null
null
x
null
null
x
null
null
null
x
x
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10079
112d
male
1979
x
x
x
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
15247
340d
female
1977
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
null
null
null
x
x
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10858
168d
male
1978
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
null
null
null
null
x
null
referance collection
10938
112d
female
1978
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10029
140d
female
1979
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10488
168d
female
1978
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10888
112d
male
1978
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
null
referance collection
10928
112d
female
1978
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
referance collection
10778
140d
male
1978
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
4438
adult
unknown
unknown
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
referance collection
4147
adult
unknown
unknown
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
2
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
referance collection
10918
42d
male
1978
x
x
x
2
x
x
16
null
null
null
x
x
x
null
null
x
x
referance collection
15067
340d
female
1977
x
null
null
null
null
null
x
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10078
birth
male
1978
x
x
x
2
x
x
12
null
null
null
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
referance collection
14057?
340d
unknown
null
x
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
referance collection
14177
340d
male
1977
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
referance collection
10319
140d
male
1979
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
14047
340d
male
1977
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
null
null
null
referance collection
10679
168d
male
1979
null
null
x
x
x
x
null
null
null
null
X
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10939
birth
female
1979
x
x
x
2
x
x
13
null
null
x
null
x
x
x
x
null
null
referance collection
10399
140d
male
1979
null
null
x
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
x
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10799
birth
male
1979
x
x
x
2
x
x
13
null
null
null
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
referance collection
10639
112d
male
1979
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10548
birth
female
1978
x
x
x
2
x
x
12
null
null
null
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
referance collection
4118
adult
unknown
unknown
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
2
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
referance collection
4078
adult
unknown
unknown
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
15337
340d
male
1977
x
x
x
2
x
x
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
null
null
x
x
referance collection
15317?
340d
female
1977
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
null
null
null
null
null
referance collection
10518
birth
male
1978
x
x
x
2
x
x
12
x
x
null
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
referance collection
4048
adult
unknown
unknown
x
null
x
x
x
x
swza
x
x
2
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
referance collection
4064
adult
unknown
unknown
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
2
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
referance collection
10569
168d
male
1979
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
X
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10289
42d
female
1979
x
x
x
2
x
x
null
null
null
null
x
x
x
null
null
x
x
referance collection
4298
adult
unknown
unknown
x
x
x
x
x
x
1
null
null
null
null
x
x
null
null
null
null
referance collection
10929
42d
male
1979
x
null
x
2
x
x
13
null
null
null
x
x
x
null
null
x
x
referance collection
14097
340d
male
1977
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
null
null
null
null
null
x
referance collection
14037
340d
male
1977
null
null
null
null
x
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10988
168d
male
1978
x
null
x
x
x
x
null
null
null
null
X
x
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
15307
340d
male
1977
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
referance collection
4156
adult
unknown
unknown
x
x
x
x
x
x
1
null
null
null
null
x
x
null
null
null
null
referance collection
10459
42d
male
1979
x
x
x
2
x
x
10
null
null
null
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
referance collection
14117
340d
female
1977
x
x
x
2
x
x
null
null
null
null
null
x
x
null
null
x
x
referance collection
14045
340d
unknown
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
null
null
referance collection
10549
112d
female
1979
null
null
null
x
x
null
null
null
null
null
x
null
null
null
null
x
x
referance collection
11008
birth
female
1978
x
x
x
2
x
x
12
x
x
null
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
referance collection
10259
birth
male
1979
x
x
x
2
x
x
13
null
null
null
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
referance collection
10039
42d
male
1979
x
x
x
2
x
x
13
null
null
null
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
referance collection
4155
adult
unknown
unknown
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
2
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
referance collection
10908
42d
female
1978
x
x
x
2
x
x
12
null
null
null
x
x
x
null
null
x
x
referance collection
14817
340d
male
1977
null
null
null
null
null
null
11
null
null
null
null
x
null
x
x
null
null
referance collection
14087
340d
male
1977
x
x
x
x
x
null
null
null
null
null
null
x
null
null
null
null
null
referance collection
10209
42d
female
1979
x
x
x
2
x
x
11
null
null
null
x
x
x
null
null
x
x
referance collection
10849
birth
female
1979
x
x
x
2
x
x
12
null
null
null
x
x
x
x
x
x
x
referance collection
10818
168d
female
1978
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
X
null
null
null
null
null
null
referance collection
10408
168d
female
1978
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
X
null
null
null
null
null
null
referance collection
4061
adult
unknown
unknown
x
x
x
x
x
x
1
null
null
null
null
x
x
null
null
null
null
referance collection
485
adult
unknown
unknown
x
x
x
x
x
x
1
null
null
null
null
x
x
null
null
null
null
referance collection
4063
adult
unknown
unknown
x
x
x
x
x
x
5
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
null
referance collection
10798
42d
female
1978
x
x
x
2
x
x
13
null
null
null
x
x
x
null
null
x
x
referance collection