The Marine Mollusca in “Redeemed from the Heath – the archaeology of the Wytch Farm Oilfield (1987-90)

Please click on the link below to download a PDF of the report which describes the analyses of edible molluscan remains found in midden deposits on the south shore of Poole Harbour in Dorset, England, with suggestions for the localities being exploited for these shellfish.

Winder, J. M. (1991) Marine Mollusca, in Redeemed from the Heath – the archaeology of the Wytch Farm Oilfield (1987-90), eds. P. W. Cox and C. M. Hearne, Dorset Natural History and Archaeological Society Monograph Series Number 9 for B. P. Exploration and its partners in the Wytch Farm Development, pp 212-216.

Permission to use this published report has kindly been granted by Dorset County Museum where it is possible to purchase copies of the full publication.

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About winderjssc

Jessica Winder has a background in ecological studies in both the museum and the research laboratory. She is passionate about the natural world right on our doorsteps. She is enthusiastic about capturing what she sees through photography and wants to open the eyes of everyone to the beauty and fascination of nature. She is author of 'Jessica's Nature Blog' at http://natureinfocus.wordpress.com. Jessica has also extensively researched macroscopic variations in oyster and other edible marine mollusc shells from archaeological excavations as a means of understanding past exploitation of marine shellfish resources. She is an archaeo-malacological consultant through Oysters etc. and is publishing summaries of her shell research work on the WordPress Blog called 'Oysters etc.' at https://oystersetcetera.wordpress.com 'Photographic Salmagundi' at http://photosalmagundi.wordpress.com is a showcase of photographs and digital art on all sorts of subjects - not just natural history.
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