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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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The Oysters in Excavations at Poole 1973-1983

Please click on the link below to download a PDF copy of the full oyster shell report from excavations in the town of Poole, Dorset, England, in which the oyster studies established A substantial industry, as indicated by large middens, … Continue reading

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Late Saxon & Conquest-Period Oyster Middens

Please click on the link below to download a PDF file of the publication in which the late Ian Horsey and I investigated the date and nature of oyster shell midden deposits excavated from beneath the waterfront of Poole in … Continue reading

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Fossil Oysters 3

This is the third in the series featuring fossil oyster shells. The photographs are of Deltoideum delta (also known as Liostrea delta) from the Upper Jurassic Period Kimmeridge Clay at Ringstead Bay, Dorset, UK. The most noticeable feature of this … Continue reading

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Fossil Oysters 2

This is the second in a series of Postings about fossil oysters. In this Post there are detailed photographs, taken from all angles, of a fossil oyster found with the two halves still in position, on the beach at Ringstead … Continue reading

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Wild Oysters on the Queensland Coast Part 2

Originally posted on Jessica's Nature Blog:
The oysters that I found on the rocks at the northern end of Three Mile Beach in Port Douglas were so different from the ones I had seen at Cape Tribulation that I…

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