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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 the abalone shells were 7000+ years old.

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 Tribes of Siletz Indians (CTSI)....

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 Tribes of Siletz Indians (CTSI)....

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 Tribes of Siletz Indians (CTSI)....

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 food of these people. Through the...

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 in all a beautiful windy arrowhead...

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.swfwmd.state.fl.us/recreation/areas/potts...

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, 2010 A presentation sponsored...

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202 news items

Florida Today

Florida Today
Mon, 02 Mar 2015 10:08:16 -0800

Stone tools, pottery with distinctive regional styles, and prehistoric architectural foundations called shell middens have been discovered throughout the state. More than 100 dugout canoes, some dating back 5,000 years, have been excavated at Newnans ...

Florida Times-Union

Florida Times-Union
Sat, 07 Mar 2015 17:31:42 -0800

Settlers used shell middens to make tabby and the copper may have been tossed into the mix, Rodriguez said. Rodriguez said that visitors won't see the cabins coated entirely with new stucco and that some of the older wood will be left. They will ...

The Conversation UK

The Conversation UK
Wed, 11 Mar 2015 23:18:55 -0700

But the colonists would also have lived among the ashes of burnt out fires, huge shell middens, trees showing marks of fire, carved sea creatures adorning rock platforms. From the safety of the water, the expert Eora fisherwomen might have watched the ...


Wed, 11 Mar 2015 19:37:30 -0700

For example in Yunan a kwangji chipped stone tools were found in association with shell middens and charred animal bones. But pre-pottery chipped pebble tools from Nongpok keithelmanbi Locality I(one) have no evidence of association with shell middens ...

Austrian Tribune

EurekAlert (press release)
Wed, 28 Aug 2013 14:00:00 -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 20:14:11 -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 ...

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