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spondylus at the archaeological museum of drama, greece by fotisif
March 25, 2008, 3:50 pm
Filed under: Europe, museum displays

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Spondylus and other ornaments (mainly from the prehistoric sites of Sitagroi and Arkadikos) exhibited at the Archaeological museum of Drama, Greece.

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catignano, italy by fotisif
March 20, 2008, 11:50 pm
Filed under: Europe, excavation, websites

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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



spondylus from dobrogea province, romania by fotisif
March 17, 2008, 11:40 am
Filed under: Europe, Spondylus studies

Paper by Sergiu Haimovici pdf-availabe at http://www.bio.uaic.ro/Anale/Bio_Anim/files/2007/Haimovici.pdf

Abstract:

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.