Marine Molluscan Remains from Franchthi Cave

9780253319760: Paperback
Release Date: 22nd September 1989

Dimensions: 229 x 279

Number of Pages: 208

Indiana University Press

Marine Molluscan Remains from Franchthi Cave

Fascicle 4, Excavations at Franchthi Cave, Greece

Paperback / £41.00

"... 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.

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
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

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