Photo of snail shells
Feature 17 was a concentration of land snail shells in the Main Block. It was composed almost completely of the land snail, Rabdotus dealbatus dealbatus, and contained almost 3,000 shells. Size measurements confirmed that the feature was composed of only adult snails. The lack of younger snails suggests that the larger adult snails were collected as food and that the concentration does not represent a natural land snail die off where snails of all ages would be represented.
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