Shell Mounds (Middens)
A shell midden or shell mound is an archaeological feature comprised mainly of mollusk shells.
|Australian Convict Sites||Old Government House - "shells from Aboriginal middens were used to strengthen household mortar"|
|Chinchorro Culture||dense shell middens (AB ev)|
|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)|
|Getbol, Korean Tidal Flat||"Shell mounds found in different locations along the coast provide evidence that fishing activities have taken place in the tidal flats for thousands of years. The tidal flats monitoring results show that traditional fishing activities have successfully maintained the tidal flat ecosystem in a balance that includes human processes." (Nomination text, p. 97)|
|Ha Long Bay||Soi Nhu culture|
|Jomon Prehistoric Sites||key features, especially pit dwellings and shell middens (AB ev)|
|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)|
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