Shells from the Wadi Hisma Sites

  • David S. Reese
Part of the Interdisciplinary Contributions to Archaeology book series (IDCA)


Shells recovered from the sites were principally used as ornaments as indicated by their relatively distant, mostly Red Sea sources and the large number that have been worked. Interest in ornamental shell appears to have been the greatest during the late Epipaleolithic. This finds expression not only in the greater density of shells in the deposits, but also in the presence of a Mediterranean species.


Open Body Worm Tube Conus Apex Marine Shell Small Gastropod 
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© Springer Science+Business Media New York 1995

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