Archaeo + Malacology Newsletter

The Archaeomalacology working group (AMWG) is an ICAZ (International Council for Archaeozoology) affiliated group that focuses on the exchange of research and data related to molluscs from archaeological contexts. During the 2016 AMWG meeting in Kirkwall (Orkney, UK) I had the exciting opportunity to not only present my research on using oxygen isotopes on the top shell Oxystele sinensis to investigate … Continue reading Archaeo + Malacology Newsletter

My PhD in a ‘sea’shell

Determining Later Stone Age seasonal shellfish use Understanding local climate and environmental conditions will greatly benefit our understanding of seasonal procurement strategies, resource use and occupations patterns by past populations and visa versa. Marine resources, specifically shellfish, are one such resource type known to have played a significant role in the diet of past people … Continue reading My PhD in a ‘sea’shell