shell mound

shell mound, in archaeology, a mound consisting largely of the shells of edible mollusks. It is a kind of kitchen midden found in various parts of the world.

The Columbia Electronic Encyclopedia, 6th ed. Copyright © 2012, Columbia University Press. All rights reserved.

See more Encyclopedia articles on: Archaeology: General

Play Hangman

Play Poptropica

Play Same Game

Try Our Math Flashcards