Shell Mounds (Middens)
A shell midden or shell mound is an archaeological feature comprised mainly of mollusk shells.
The connection belongs to History connections.
- Australian Convict Sites: Old Government House - "shells from Aboriginal middens were used to strengthen household mortar" Link
- Banc d'Arguin
- Everglades: "Shell mounds still exist today within the park, giving archaeologists and anthropologists evidence of the raw materials available to the indigenous people for tool construction" (Wiki)
- Fraser Island Link
- Ha Long Bay: Soi Nhu culture
- Kakadu National Park Link
- Neolithic Orkney: Skara Brae Link
- Rock Islands: Remnants of midden deposits (AB ev)
- Saloum Delta
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