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Marine shell beads from three inland Later Mesolithic sites in western Britain

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Marine shell ornaments in the Mesolithic have often been considered as ‘local’ products found in locations close to where they occur naturally. In this paper we turn attention to three sites in western Britain where bead ornaments have been found well away from the contemporary shoreline. The shell beads come from recent excavations at King Arthur’s Cave, Madawg Rockshelter (Wye Valley, Herefordshire), and at Three Holes Cave (Torbryan Valley, Devon). The molluscan genera are represented by c...

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Institution:
University of Oxford
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SSD
Department:
School of Archaeology
Oxford college:
Hertford College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
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GLAM
Department:
Ashmolean Museum
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0000-0002-4753-5999

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Publisher:
Lithic Studies Society Publisher's website
Pages:
191-207
Series:
LSS Occasional Paper 9
Host title:
No Stone Unturned: Papers in Honour of Roger Jacobi
Publication date:
2015-01-01
ISBN:
0951324640
Language:
English
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2015-04-07

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