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Shell energy : prehistoric coastal resource strategies

Author: G N Bailey
Publisher: Oxford : Oxbow Books, [2013]
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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This volume brings together information about little known or recently discovered concentrations of shell mounds in areas including Africa, the Near East, South-East Asia and the Americas as well as new work on mounds in the classic areas including Denmark and Japan.
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Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Shell energy.
Oxford : Oxbow Books, [2013]
(DLC) 2013024865
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: G N Bailey
ISBN: 9781842177655 1842177656 9781842179390 184217939X 9781842179406 1842179403
OCLC Number: 839396093
Language Note: Text in English.
Description: x, 326 pages ; 29 cm
Contents: Contributors --
Preface and acknowledgements --
Introduction. Shell energy: an introduction / Geoffrey N. Bailey, Karen Hardy, Abdoulaye Camara --
North America. Beyond subsistence: the social and symbolic meanings of shellfish in Northwest Coast societies / Madonna L. Moss ; Revealing the hidden dimensions of Pacific Northwest Coast shell middens / Aubrey Cannon ; Freshwater shell mounds of the Ohio River Valley, USA / Cheryl Claassen ; Prehistoric shell landscapes of the Ten Thousand Islands, Florida / Margo Schwadron ; Invertebrates on San Salvador Island, Bahamas: the use of shellfish as bait / Cheryl Claassen ; Prehistoric shell middens on the Caribbean Coast of Nicaragua: food production, structures and site formation / Ignacio Clemente-Conte, Ermengol Gassiot Ballbe, Virginia Garcia-Diaz --
South America. Ceramic sambaquis from the south coast of Brazil / Pedro Ignacio Schmitz ; Coast and hinterland: territory and resource management of the Selknam of Tierra del Fuego, Argentina / Estela Mansur, Raquel Pique ; Methodological reflections on shell midden archaeology: issues from Tierra del Fuego ethnoarchaeology / Jordi Estevez, Assumpcio Vila, Raquel Pique --
Europe. The shell middens of Scotland's Inner Hebrides / Karen Hardy ; Homes without houses? : some comments on an Ertebølle enigma / Peter Rowley-Conwy ; Late glacial and postglacial use of marine resources in the Bay of Biscay, north Spain / Miguel A. Fano [and three others] ; Upper Pleistocene-early Holocene transition at La Garma A Cave (Omoño, Cantabria, Spain) : preliminary report on the marine molluscs / Esteban Álvarez-Fernández --
Africa. Ethnoarchaeology of Senegambian shell middens / Moustapha Sall ; Senegambian shell middens and burials--a heritage in danger / Mandiomé Thiam ; Ceramic decorations from the Songon Kassemblé shell midden, Côte d'Ivoire : a contribution to the understanding of decorative symbols in Africa / Siméon Kouakou Kouassi ; Mega shell middens and hunter-gatherer resource intensification along the west coast of south Africa / Antonieta jerardino ; Mid-Holocene shell middens in Eritrea / Daniella E. Bar-Yosef-Mayer, Amanuel Beyin --
Asia and Australia. Shell mounds of the Farasan Islands, Saudi Arabia / Geoffrey N. Bailey [and two others] ; Subsistence patterns of the hunter-gatherers of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands : a case study in south Andaman / Asok Datta, Manomay Ghosh ; The Higashimyo site of Saga City, Japan : waterlogged shell middens of the Initial Jomon period / AAkira Matsui ; Prehistoric utilization of shells in the Lenggong Valley, Perak, Malaysia / Mokhtar Saidin ; Identifying worked shell : a consideration of methodological issues with particular reference to Pleistocene contexts / Katherine Szabó ; 'Dead men and dreamings' : some reflections on An-barra archaeology, Australia / Sally Brockwell --
Conclusion. Shell energy : an overview / Peter Woodman.
Responsibility: edited by Geoffrey N. Bailey, Karen Hardy and Abdoulaye Camara.

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Shell middens are ubiquitous archaeological features on coastlines throughout the world that have been variously analysed and interpreted as mounds of food, burial places, or simply as convenient  Read more...

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The book is beautifully composed and contains maps, stratigraphic profiles, and grayscale and color photographs. -- American Antiquity American Antiquity

 
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