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Seasonality of shellfish collection determined by growth-line analysis of the hard clam, Meretrix petechialis (Lamarck) recovered from the Daejuk-ri Shell Middens, Seosan, Korea
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  • Journal title : The Korean Journal of Malacology
  • Volume 29, Issue 1,  2013, pp.77-82
  • Publisher : The Malacological Society of Korea
  • DOI : 10.9710/kjm.2013.29.1.77
 Title & Authors
Seasonality of shellfish collection determined by growth-line analysis of the hard clam, Meretrix petechialis (Lamarck) recovered from the Daejuk-ri Shell Middens, Seosan, Korea
An, Deog-Im; Ryu, Dong-Ki;
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 Abstract
In this study, growth-line analysis was carried out on the hard clam (Meretrix petechialis) recovered from the Neolithic Age Daejuk-ri Shell Middens, Seosan, Korea, with aim to determine the seasonality of shellfish collection and site occupation. Growth increments of 206 specimens of the clam were examined. The marginal index (MI) of the archaeological specimens was calculated and was compared to the monthly marginal index of modern specimens under the assumption that the growth pattern was the same as it is today. MI of the archaeological specimens ranged from 0.13 to 1.29 and was divided into four categories: < 0.63, spring; 0.63-0.76, summer; 0.76-0.89, fall; 0.89, winter collection. As a result, of 206 specimens, 170 specimens (82.5%) represented spring, 18 (8.7%) summer, 10 (4.9%) fall and 8 (3.9%) winter collection. The results suggest year-round shellfish collection at the sites, with an emphasis on spring. Considering these results it can be inferred that the sites were occupied throughout the year.
 Keywords
Daejuk-ri Shell Midden;seasonality;hard clam (Meretrix petechialis);growth-line;marginal index;
 Language
Korean
 Cited by
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서산 대죽리 패총에서 출토된 말백합 Meretrix petechialis (Lamarck)의 성장 연구,류동기;안덕임;

한국패류학회지, 2013. vol.29. 2, pp.121-127 crossref(new window)
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인천 을왕동 패총 출토 말백합 Meretrix petechialis (Lamarck) 의 성장선 분석을 이용한 패류 채집의 계절성 연구,안덕임;류동기;

한국패류학회지, 2016. vol.32. 1, pp.25-30 crossref(new window)
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Growth Analysis of the hard clam, Meretrix petechialis (Lamarck) collected from the Daejuk-ri Shell Middens, Seosan, Korea, The Korean Journal of Malacology, 2013, 29, 2, 121  crossref(new windwow)
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Seasonality of shellfish collection determined by growth-line analysis of the hard clam, Meretrix petechialis (Lamarck) recovered from the Eurwang-dong Shell Midden, Incheon, Korea, The Korean Journal of Malacology, 2016, 32, 1, 25  crossref(new windwow)
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