Category Archives: Archaeological shells

Oysters and Other Marine Shells from Excavations at the Old Methodist Chapel and Greyhound Yard, Dorchester

Please click on the link below to download a copy of the oyster and other marine mollusc shells report for excavations at Greyhound Yard in Dorchester, England. Winder, J. M. (1993) Oyster and other marine mollusc shells, in Excavations at … Continue reading

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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 … Continue reading

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Oyster shells from archaeological sites: a brief illustrated guide to basic processing

      Oyster shells from archaeological sites: a brief illustrated guide to basic processing is included in this post as a free downloadable PDF file. See below. It is a starter’s guide to handling oyster shells (British Native Oyster, European … Continue reading

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List of my commissioned reports on archaeological oysters etc

In the previous post, I listed published research I have undertaken into oyster shells and other marine mollusc shells recovered from archaeological excavations in the UK. In this post, I list commissioned reports that I have completed – which are … Continue reading

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My publications on archaeological oysters etc.

I have been interested for a long time in oyster and other marine mollusc shells from archaeological excavations. I’ve been exploring their potential for archaeological site interpretation. Over the years I’ve written many reports of my analyses – some of … Continue reading

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Posts about OYSTER SHELL VARIATIONS

Over on my other site – Jessica’s Nature Blog – I have been writing about the natural history of the seashore for 18 months now. Many of the postings are about seashells and marine molluscs. These include 39 articles about the … Continue reading

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