Spondylus and other ornaments (mainly from the prehistoric sites of Sitagroi and Arkadikos) exhibited at the Archaeological museum of Drama, Greece.
Spondylus and Glycimeris ornaments from the prehistoric site of Catignano, Italy. Official website of the excavations found at http://www.arch.unipi.it/Tozzi/web_catignano/presentazione.htm
Paper by Sergiu Haimovici pdf-availabe at http://www.bio.uaic.ro/Anale/Bio_Anim/files/2007/Haimovici.pdf
The paper deals with five Mediterranean species from Dobrogea Neo- eneolithic pre – history period. These species are: a sea shell Spondylus gaederopus, a sea fish – Sparus auratus found on the Black Sea coast and three terrestrial species: two of them better known, with a popular name – the lion and the fallow deer, and the third Equus (Asinus) hydruntinus, disappeared a few millenniums ago. All the species are nowadays considered Mediterranean. Their presence in Dobrogea in far away times was due to geographical events: the Bosfor Strait formation as a result of tectonic movements, this causing important changes in Black Sea`s characteristics and the post glacier optimum climate that extended to the north the Mediterranean climate.