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dungheap.
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If habitation in this wetland area was achieved by raising sites above the plain through the construction of shell mounds and levees, then Hebosuo would have drawn on considerable corporate labour from its satellite communities.
Fourth, for those platforms where visibility was too poor for us to sample the bottom or shell mound (A, B, C, and Hillhouse), we estimated YOY bocaccio abundances only for that part of the platform (the midwater) that could be surveyed.
They give four reasons: data storage formats become obsolete so quickly; they did not want to relegate the work of their co-authors and colleagues to what is basically an appendix; the Kentucky Shell Mound Archaic sites have played an important role in the development of American archaeology and they wanted to present the information in a tangible form; plus they like the look, feel and smell of books.
2005b, 'Archaeology of shell mounds of the Darwin coast: totems of an ancestral landscape', in P Bourke, S Brockwell & C Fredericksen (eds), Darwin archaeology: Aboriginal, Asian and European heritage of Australia's Top End, Charles Darwin University Press, Darwin, pp.
Ninety-nine per cent of all fauna from shell mound Archaic levels consist of marsh dams collected from the estuary, and, amongst vertebrates, most are fish species that inhabit the semi-saline lagoons.
Radiocarbon age estimates of 1298[+ or -]40 BP (Wk14391) were obtained on Anadara shell from the shell mound and of 344[+ or -]34 BP (Wk14394) on Telescopium telescopium shell from the surface scatter (Table 1).
An-barra territory contains a variety of archaeological sites ranging from small scatters of shells to large linear middens and impressive earth and shell mounds.
One ramp is located at Shell Mound County Park and the other is at the beach at the end of CR326.
785'W), about two miles north of the outside Shell Mound boat ramp.
These accounts demonstrate that activities such as fishing, including dugong and turtle hunting, and mollusc gathering, constituted an important part of the subsistence strategies for these coastal people, as they did elsewhere in northern Australia, where large shell mound sites have also been recorded (e.
One very large shell mound (|is greater than~2 m high, and |is greater than~20 m in diameter) near Lagrange in Western Australia, photographed by Elkin in the early 1930s (Elkin 1933), no longer exists (1992 survey), and there was no sign that the area had been quarried.
There's good access for flats skiffs or bay boats from the Northwest Channel, but many canoes, kayaks and airboats are launched at the Shell Mound ramp, in the shallow backwaters behind Spanish Bayonet Island.