Shells from the Wadi Hisma Sites
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.
KeywordsOpen Body Worm Tube Conus Apex Marine Shell Small Gastropod
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