Shell Mounds (Middens)

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

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Connected Sites

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


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