For this osteological guide thirty well known and abundant fish taxa have been chosen as they most likely are expected to be present in archaeological samples. The guide helps with the identification of archaeozoologists, ichthyologists or any other trained archaeologists in the field, but it does not preclude the use of “hardware“, that is a comparative collection. The identification of fishbones usually is carried out by comparing the morphology of the bones directly with the fish skeletons of known species and size in a reference collection.

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Preface (by Angela von den Driesch)
Map of Cambodia
Catalogue of fishbones
            1   Anabas testudineus
            2   Mystus nemurus
            3   Xenentodon cancila
            4   Trichogaster pectoralis
            5   Catlocarpio siamensis
            6   Cyclocheilichthys enoplos
            7   Cyprinus carpio
            8   Probarbus jullieni
            9   Parambassis wolffi
           10   Channa micropeltes
           11   Lates calcarifer
           12   Oreochromis niloticus
           13   Clarias meladerma
           14   Tenualosa thibaudeaui
           15   Oxyeleotris marmorata
           16   Lycothrissa crocodilus
           17   Datnioides microlepis
           18   Mastacembelus favus
           19   Pristolepis fasciata
           20   Chitala ornata
           21   Osphronemus gourami
           22   Scleropages formosus
           23   Pangasianodon hypophthalmus
           24   Plotosus canius
           25   Boesemania microlepis
           26   Wallago attu
           27   Euryglossa panoides
           28   Monopterus albus
           29   Monotreta cambodgiensis
           30   Toxotes microlepis