Empty Flat Oyster shells on the beach (3)

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Empty Flat Oyster left valve shell, showing interior surface, on beach sand (55)

This post continues the theme of OYSTER VARIATION with a third selection of empty Flat Oyster shells photographed in situ on the beach. Individual oyster shells have widely varying visible characteristics. Archaeomalacologists may be able to use the qualitative and quantifiable characteristics in samples of oyster shells from historical deposits to demonstrate spatial and temporal variations useful for archaeological interpretation. Understanding the nature of macroscopic variations in oyster shells from the past requires an examination of more recent specimens.

For a full explanation of the rationale for exploring this theme, please look at the earlier posts on this subject on 16th October 2009 and 18th October 2009. 

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