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Shell middens in the United States

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Times LIVE

Times LIVE
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 15:48:45 -0800

We visited ancient shell middens and ruined stone cottages, the site of forced removals. Huge cloudbanks filled up False Bay and broke against the landmass; weather systems came and went. We got sunburnt, argumentative, sentimental, sunburnt again.

Trinidad Guardian

Trinidad Guardian
Sat, 06 Feb 2016 18:37:30 -0800

There is material evidence of a pre-Columbian Amerindian population on Chacachacare since several shell middens containing food remains and pottery at Sanders Bay and other locations. One imagines that life must have been difficult for these indigenous ...

ABC Local

ABC Local
Sun, 17 Jan 2016 18:03:45 -0800

A mound, which could hold heat, would then be built up from the landscape and was often referred to as shell middens. The ovens were not just used for cooking; they were also places of burial. "A lot of times, the deceased are buried into ovens into ...

Press and Journal

Press and Journal
Wed, 13 Jan 2016 03:06:52 -0800

Excavated shell middens indicate Lizard's first visitors came here more than 3000 years ago, when young Dingaal Aboriginal males would learn survival skills during a rite of passage. Surveying the terrain, I imagine it would be extremely challenging to ...


EurekAlert (press release)
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:04:25 -0700

In this study, the authors report that three of these islands are shell middens, mounds of seashells left by settlers in the early Holocene period, approximately 10,400 years ago. Samples of soil from these three mounds revealed a dense accumulation of ...

New York Times

New York Times
Wed, 09 Dec 2015 04:01:55 -0800

Shell middens prove that humans on seashores on every continent have been thinking like clams and finding and catching them since we shed our scales and emerged from their midst. Moreover, clams are Good for You — full of zinc, iron and B vitamins.

Orlando Sentinel

Orlando Sentinel
Mon, 30 Nov 2015 11:52:29 -0800

Between 1959 and 1962, scientists excavated burial mounds and shell middens, or ancient landfills. While shell middens exist throughout Florida, this is the only one that was cut in half and enclosed in glass for public viewing. This "Window To The ...

The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News

The Vineyard Gazette - Martha's Vineyard News
Thu, 13 Aug 2015 16:57:50 -0700

Shell middens, piles of artifacts that often contain shellfish debris, have been located in many coastal locations across the Island. Up-Island, some early Wampanoags are thought to have settled along the shores of Menemsha Pond, close to their food ...

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