Aegean Archaeomalacology



Canan Çakırlar. "Aegean Archaeomalacology". (2010) Canan Çakırlar (Ed.) . Released: 2010-01-10. Open Context.
This study investigates the archaeomalacological assemblages from three primary sites in the Aegean: Troia, Yenibademli, and Ulucak. The principle aim of the study is to reveal the environmental factors, and cultural and economic stimuli that may have affected the temporal and spatial patterns in the role and nature of shellfishing as an economic activity and the role of shellfish as an element of human nutrition. Archaeological mollusk shells are additionally treated as palaeoenvironmental archives; enhancing and complementing the studies of past coastal environments in the Aegean. The strong relationship between the coastal environment and human subsistence strategies is demonstrated within a greater framework by reviewing the available data from other archaeomalacological studies from the Aegean.

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Date made available2010
Date of data production2010
Geographical coverageAegean

Keywords on Datasets

  • Archaeology
  • Zooarchaeology
  • Subsistence
  • Mollusks
  • Archaeomalacology

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