Re: Speciation - how do you know?

Phillip Bigelow (
Mon, 14 Oct 1996 19:12:00 -0700

Gerrit Hanenburg wrote:
> (Paul Crowley) wrote:
> >We do know that shellfish were part of Neanderthal
> >diet as extensive shell middens are found in Italy where the land
> >has been geologically raised.

> "Shell middens" can and do accumulate through currents and wave
> action,in particular along irregular coastlines. That's why "shell
> middens" are also found in the Cretaceous.

Some species of shore birds are also known to create "shell middens"
along coastlines....and in other cases, up to 5 km inland.