The degree of scatter can be variable,
as are the agencies that cause disarticulation. Often parts are disarticulated
but preserved within spacial proximity to one another, this may indicate
separation during bloating and soft-part decomposition or localized disturbance
by trampling, soil movement, plant growth, scavenging, and/or water currents
too weak to move bones very far. Floating results in widely scattered bones.
These bones have been disarticulated, but not scattered. Unless scattering processes occur, they will be burried and preserved within spacial proximity to one another.