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Shell middens in the United States

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Ancient Indian Shell Midden Site - California

Finding Lost Civilization Series. Explore an ancient Rumsen Indian shell midden site along the Big Sur coastline. In several California shell midden sites th...

River Camp Shell Midden Mound at Potts Preserve

While hiking at Potts Preserve near the River Camp I found this Shell Midden mound. I noticed many of these large along the Withlacoochee River. http://www.s...

Gathering of the Tribes Part 2/16 - Original Peoples - Shell Middens

I had the honor of videotaping this educational talk on and by the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI) and the Confederated...

Gathering of the Tribes Part 6/16 - Shell Middens cont'd. - Transportation & Tools

I had the honor of videotaping this educational talk on and by the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI) and the Confederated...

Shell Middens and Roadway Impacts

Cathy Lowenstein, from the Florida Forest Service, tells us about shell middens and discusses roadway impacts. http://floridablackbearscenicbyway.org/

Gathering of the Tribes Part 5/16 - Shell Middens cont'd. - Head Flattening

I had the honor of videotaping this educational talk on and by the Confederated Tribes of Coos, Lower Umpqua & Siuslaw Indians (CTCLUSI) and the Confederated...

Shell Midden Mound at Hontoon Island State Park

The first inhabitants of the island were the Native Indians for thousands of years. Snails gathered from the shallows of the St. Johns River were a staple fo...

Strandloper Shell Middens

East Texas arrowheads todays finds 5/22/11. Shell midden

Took a little trip along the river today after 5 inches of rain this week. All that rain sure did wash out the birds! Our son Lake found a nice point and all...

Living Amid Middens Part 1

"Living Amid Middens—Preserving the Past, Looking to the Future" Phyllis Steeves, Archaeologist and Tribal Liaison for the Siuslaw National Forest October 9,...

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198 news items

Tue, 27 Jan 2015 21:03:45 -0800

Location is known for maritime forests, salt pannes, shell middens. Launch fee: $3 at Point o' Pines. Lunch: $3. RSVP: eric.richards@vthm.com. Sit, Stay, Read! program: 10 a.m.-noon, Pass Christian Public Library, 111 Hiern Ave. Children can improve ...
The Globe and Mail
Fri, 09 Jan 2015 15:03:45 -0800

Nearby, he points out the faint footprints of ancient fortifications, shell middens, places where camas lilies were farmed as indications of a much earlier occupation. Amid those signs of life, he is looking for patterns in the rocks that reveal graves ...

Austrian Tribune

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 ...
Juneau Empire (subscription)
Fri, 11 Apr 2014 01:03:45 -0700

Shell middens,up to several thousand years old, have been found in the Aleutians, on the North Slope, and all over coastal Southeast, except where long sandy beaches are common. On Prince of Wales Island, middens composed mostly of barnacle and ...


Sun, 07 Dec 2014 04:13:19 -0800

The oldest signs of the rivers' first occupants are shell middens. Scattered north and south, the hundreds of middens represent encampments where stone-age peoples heaped up thousands of mussel shells to make dry spots in the swampy bottomlands ...
Orlando Sentinel
Tue, 11 Nov 2014 20:07:30 -0800

The Twin Mounds site is two large shell middens near the northwesterly shore of the Wekiva River. Author, documentary filmmaker and FOWR board member Bill Belleville will lead the excursion, providing background on earlier archaeological excavations ...
Boston Globe
Sat, 20 Sep 2014 18:49:08 -0700

Rising seas are threatening salt marshes as well as 5,000-year-old native American archeological sites called shell middens. “A huge task for the park is to try . . . to meet increased flows and to try to plan for the unknown — what the future under ...

Press Herald

Press Herald
Sun, 26 Oct 2014 01:03:10 -0700

The vast areas of shell middens are not the prehistoric middens found in so many places along the Maine coast, Devine said. Archaeologists determined they were trash piles cast aside from the island community in the late 19th century. The middens ...

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