Conchological Society meeting - February 2009

28 February 2009

Location: Natural History Museum, Kensington, London, UK.

Event description

Land and marine molluscs are important sources of information about past environments and patterns of human activity. The presentation will outline examples of recent research which illustrate the application of the method and some of the problems of interpreting this evidence in terms of past environments and biogeography. Examples will be drawn from a selection of types of site and geographical area including Mesolithic marine mollusc middens at Prestatyn, North Wales, coastal dune sequences in Pembrokeshire and South West England , the river valley sequences of the river Kennet, Berkshire and estuary edge contexts in Sussex. In some of these investigations mollusc analysis has been combined with other sources of palaeoenvironmental evidence such as analysis of sediments, pollen and plant macrofossils to creat a more complete picture of the contemporary environment and the effect of human activity. We will also consider some problems in identifying the introduction dates of some species which arrived in Britain in the later Holocene.

Through affiliation between the AES and Conchological Society of Great Britain & Ireland members of the AES are welcome to attend this event. Please let the organisers know if you plan to attend.

Organisation details

This event was not organised by the AES. Please contact the event organiser if you have any queries.

Event organiser: Conchological Society of Great Britain & Ireland

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