1,500-year-old shell midden discovered on Virgin Islands
|Example of a shell midden from Fort George Island, Florida [Credit: NPS]|
Smalls said Wednesday that the landfill, known as a midden, features hundreds of sea snail shells and bones from fish, birds, rodents and marine mammals. He said some of the pottery fragments feature stylized eyes.
Smalls said local historians who analyzed the midden have determined it is among the most important sites of its age on St. Thomas.
Source: Associated Press [February 13, 2013]
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