Optimal estimations of individuals in archaeological faunal assemblages: how minimal is the MNI?

@article{Allen1984OptimalEO,
  title={Optimal estimations of individuals in archaeological faunal assemblages: how minimal is the MNI?},
  author={J. Allen and J. Guy},
  journal={Archaeology in Oceania},
  year={1984},
  volume={19},
  pages={41-47}
}
In recent years the calculation of the minimum number of individuals (MNI) represented in archaeological faunal collections has become standard practice in excavation reports, and refinements of this statistic and its various calculations have continued to appear (Grayson 1973, 1978, and refs; Casteel 1977 and refs; Fieller and Turner 1982 and refs). In many cases the MNI is the best approximation to be derived from the fragmentary data available and may bs a useful basis for assessing the… Expand
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