Marine Molluscan Remains from Franchthi Cave

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Indiana University Press, 1988 - History - 194 pages
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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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Contents

The Location of Franchthi Cave in Greece and in the Southern Argolid
5
Sketch Plan of Site
7
Chapter Two The Marine Shell Record from Franchthi Cave
11
Marine Molluscan Zonation of Trench FAS
14
Marine Molluscan Zonation of Trench FAN
15
Marine Molluscan Zonation of Trench HIB
16
Marine Molluscan Zonation of Trench HI A
17
Chapter Three Habitats of the Principal Franchthi Molluscs
21
Appendix B Micromolluscs
65
Cerastoderma Bead Making in Trench L5
99
Appendix E Worked Shell from Franchthi Cave
105
Worked Shell from Franchthi Cave
106
Items Not Included in the Catalogue of Worked Shell from Franchthi Cave
124
M R Deith and N J Shackleton
131
PLATES
134
Species Used for Analysis from the Franchthi Deposits
136

Present Shores and BeachCollection Areas of the Southern Argolid
22
Chapter Four Reconstruction of Past Shore Environments
27
Present Shore Environments of the Franchthi Embayment
28
Shores of the Franchthi Embayment at 18000 BP
31
Shores of the Franchthi Embayment at 11000 BP
32
Shores of the Franchthi Embayment at 9500 BP
33
Shores of the Franchthi Embayment at 8000 BP
34
Shores of the Franchthi Embayment at 5000 BP
35
Chapter Five The Relationship betveen Franchthi Shell Assemblages
37
Chapter Six Shellfish Gathering and the Role of Marine Molluscs in the Diet
43
Chapter Seven NonUtilitarian Use of Marine Shell at Franchthi Cave
49
Chapter Eight Epilogue
55
Differential Retrieval of Marine Shell from Trench L5
62
Mean Monthly Sea Temperatures for the Argolid
137
Growth Rate of Shells of Monodonta turbinata from Bandol Southern France
138
Isotopic Profile of a Modern Specimen of Monodonta turbinata
140
Isotopic Profile of a Modern Specimen of Cerithium vulgatum
141
Isotopic Profile of a Modern Specimen of Cerastoderma glaucum
142
Isotopic Profile of a Modern Specimen of Tapes decussatus
144
Mean Monthly SeaTemperature Curve for the Argolid Showing the Division of the Curve into Seasons
146
Histograms of Seasonal Classifications of Shell Profiles for Excavation Units
150
Histograms of Isotopic Values of the Edges of Fragments of Cerithium vulgatum Set Against Histograms of Isotopic Values Through Complete Shells...
152
Appendix F Isotopic Profiles of Shells Analyzed
157
REFERENCES FOR PARTS I AND II
189
PLATES
197

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