If you are like me, you often get confused by carpal bones. This is a little photographic guide that helps me orient myself to bovid carpals. These are from the right side of the body.

Just a quick note on doing unsupervised classification in QGIS. The easiest way to do it is using the GRASS toolbox. The i.cluster tool makes the signatures, and then the i.maxlik assigns pixels to classes. Works like a charm and extremely quickly.

This was the first GIF I ever made. When I was working on my dissertation on bovid ecomorphology, I was having trouble visualizing the way in which rotation occured, first at the trasverse tarsal joint, and then at the upper ankle joint. So I pulled out my trusty Ammotragus lervia...

Fieldwork is one of the aspects of my job that I like the most. It always feels like an adventure to travel to some of the most remote places in the world to look for fossils. Fieldwork also comes with personal challenges: everything from physical discomfort to being away from...