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Title: The molluscan remains
Other Titles: Excavations at tas-Silg, Malta : a preliminary report on the 1996–1998 campaigns conducted by the department of classics and archaeology of the University of Malta
Authors: Schembri, Patrick J.
Falzon, Anthony
Fenech, Katrin
Sant, Michael J.
Keywords: Mollusks -- Malta
Biodiversity -- Malta
Malta -- Antiquities
Mollusks -- Europe -- Identification
Snails -- Malta
Excavations (Archaeology) -- Malta
Tas-Silg complex (Marsaxlokk, Malta)
Issue Date: 2000
Publisher: University of Malta. Department of Classics and Archaeology
Citation: Schembri, P. J., Falzon, A., Fenech, K., & Sant, M. J. (2000) The molluscan remains. In A. Bonanno, A. J. Frendo & N. C. Vella (Eds.), Excavations at Tas-Silg, Malta. A preliminary report on the 1996-1998 campaigns conducted by the Department of Classics and Archaeology of the University of Malta (pp.102-109). Mediterranean Archaeology 13, 67-114.
Abstract: The, following account is a preliminary report on the molluscan material examined to date, which includes that recovered between 1996 and 1997.The material examined came from three Areas A, B and C. Three types of samples were examined for molluscs. Bulk samples of approximately 30 liters volume were treated in a water separation machine ("flotation tank') constructed according to blueprints supplied by the Museum of London. The float was passed through graded sieves (1 mm and 250 micrometer mesh, in that order) and then air-dried and sorted. The sediment remaining in the machine, after all the flot was separated off, was air-dried and sieved through graded sieves of mesh size 8 mm, 4 mm, 2 mm, and 1mm in that order, following which each fraction was sorted by hand to separate out organic remains.
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