Shell Mounds (Middens)

A shell midden or shell mound is an archaeological feature comprised mainly of mollusk shells.

Connected Sites

Site Rationale Link
Australian Convict Sites Old Government House - "shells from Aboriginal middens were used to strengthen household mortar"
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
Ha Long Bay Soi Nhu culture
Kakadu National Park
Namib Sand Sea At Sandwich Harbour and Sylvia Hill (nom file)
Neolithic Orkney Skara Brae
Rock Islands Remnants of midden deposits (AB ev)
Saloum Delta

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