I think there are colour charts for teeth. Would that be the closest


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I may be wrong but I wouldn't think so there would be a color standard
for bone since clean normal bone has only one color, everything else is
imposed on it by its environment and would not be standardized.


On Wed, Jun 26, 2013 at 11:53 PM, Julianne Snider <[log in to unmask]>

I have a graduate student asking about standard color scales she could
use to classify the colors of the fossil bones she is working with.
Munsell has color charts for rocks, soils, and plants but (as far as I
know) there is not one for osteology, fossil or otherwise.

Does anyone know of color standards used with vertebrate paleontological

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Earth and Mineral Sciences Museum & Art Gallery
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Penn State University
University Park PA 16802
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