Examining the use of Amazon’s Mechanical Turk for edge extraction of the occlusal surface of fossilized bovid teeth

@article{Matthews2017ExaminingTU,
  title={Examining the use of Amazon’s Mechanical Turk for edge extraction of the occlusal surface of fossilized bovid teeth},
  author={Gregory J. Matthews and George K. Thiruvathukal and Maxwell P. Luetkemeier and Juliet K. Brophy},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2017},
  volume={12}
}
In order to reconstruct environments associated with Plio-Pleistocene hominins in southern Africa, researchers frequently rely upon the animals associated with the hominins, in particular, animals in the Family Bovidae. Bovids in southern Africa are typically identified by their teeth. However, identifying the taxon of a bovid tooth is challenging due to various biasing factors. Furthermore, inaccurate identification of fossil bovids can have significant consequences on the reconstructed… Expand
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