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226 news items

Connect Savannah.com

Connect Savannah.com
Tue, 28 Jul 2015 08:22:30 -0700

Shell middens are interesting. But landfills are gross. They're the same thing, only separated by thousands of years. “Just because it's my time's rubbish... doesn't make it less significant,” says Savannah painter Isaac McCaslin. “It makes it more ...

The Australian Financial Review

The Australian Financial Review
Thu, 16 Jul 2015 01:15:00 -0700

Esme Timbery, an 80-year-old Bidjigal/Eora elder who learnt shell art from her mother at Sydney's La Perouse, will collaborate with Wiradjuri/Kamilaroi artist, Jonathan Jones, to create the first public art project on Sydney's $9 billion Barangaroo ...

BLOUIN ARTINFO

BLOUIN ARTINFO
Sun, 19 Jul 2015 17:57:52 -0700

“Barangaroo was a location that was renowned for its shells middens during the colony's establishment in Sydney, many of these shell middens were burnt to provide lime for the mortar which still hold together many of the city's sandstone buildings.” In ...

The Bradenton Times

The Bradenton Times
Sat, 18 Jul 2015 21:14:18 -0700

While many of the shell middens were refuse piles, archaeologists have discovered bodies buried under several of them; they call them burial mounds. Like their ancestors, those remains were buried in muck or muddy ground. Florida archaeologist Marion ...

Oregon Coast Beach Connection

Oregon Coast Beach Connection
Wed, 15 Jul 2015 18:44:13 -0700

These are shell middens: essentially the garbage piles of ancient native tribes after they got rid of the seafood they consumed. These are hundreds to maybe even thousands of years old, depending on the midden. You'll find them in numerous places ...

CANOE & KAYAK

CANOE & KAYAK
Wed, 08 Jul 2015 06:22:40 -0700

The 125-acre island gets its name from 30-foot-tall shell middens—the decomposing remains of countless seafood feasts. Today, Mound Island is a recognized as an archaeological state park; there are two paddler-friendly landings on the island and a ...

ABC Online

ABC Online
Tue, 30 Jun 2015 19:06:40 -0700

... plans had failed to recognise the importance of Tasmania's Aboriginal cultural heritage throughout the property. "It includes our places of burials, significant rock art and carving," she said. "It includes amazing sweeps of shell middens and hut ...

Culture24

Culture24
Fri, 03 Jul 2015 09:14:46 -0700

100,000 archaeological artefacts, dating from as far back as 6,000 BC and including evidence of the earliest human civilisation on the isles, have journeyed home to Shetland to be included in the Recognised Archaeology Collection of Shetland Museum and ...
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