Marine Molluscan Remains from Franchthi Cave

Marine Molluscan Remains from Franchthi Cave

Fascicle 4, Excavations at Franchthi Cave, Greece
Judith C Shackleton, with M R Deith and Nj Shackleton
Distribution: Global
Publication date: 09/22/1989
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 978-0-253-31976-0
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... the archaeological and paleoenvironmental data from Franchthi Cave are unique in providing a site-specific record of the cultural responses to great environmental changes." —Quarterly Research

The marine molluscan material covered here is the largest sample of its kind yet excavated in Greece.

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Judith C. Shackleton, the author of reports on ancient shell remains, was an associate of Cambridge University.

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““ . . . the archaeological and paleoenvironmental data from Franchthi Cave are unique in providing a site-specific record of the cultural responses to great environmental changes.” —Quarterly Research The marine molluscan material covered here is the largest sample of its kind yet excavated in Greece.”

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments

Foreword (T.W. Jacobsen)

Part I (Judith C. Shackleton)

Chapter One: Introduction: The Site and the Methodology

Chapter Two: The Marine Shell Record from Franchthi Cave

Chapter Three: Habitats of the Principal Franchthi Molluscs

Chapter Four: Reconstruction of Past Shore Environments and the Implications for Shellfish Gathering

Chapter Five: The Relationship between Franchthi Shell Assemblages and the Shoreline Reconstructions

Chapter Six: Shellfish Gathering and the Role of Marine Molluscs in the Diet

Chapter Seven: Non-Utilitarian use of Marine Shell at Franchthi Cave

Chapter Eight: Epilogue

Notes

Appendix A: Water Sieving

Appendix B: Micromolluscs

Appendix C: Molluscan Assemblage Tables and Trench Information

Appendix D: Cerastoderma Bead Making in Trench L5

Appendix E: Worked Shell from Franchthi Cave

 

Part II (M.R. Deith and N.J. Shackleton)

Chapter Nine: Oxygen Isotope Analyses of Marine Molluscs from Franchthi Cave

Appendix F: Isotopic Profiles of Shells Analyzed

References for Parts I and II

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