Trochus trade in the Andaman Islands : how top shells from the bottom of the sea got fished out

Ramesh, Madhuri (2021) Trochus trade in the Andaman Islands : how top shells from the bottom of the sea got fished out. The Bastion : Development in Depth.

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Abstract

For about 80,000 years now, humans have made ornaments from shells. According to archaeologists, some of these ornaments were fashioned from marine snails of the dog whelk family—such as Nassarius gibbosulus and N. kraussianus—and were probably worn as pendants. Given this age-old fascination, it is not surprising that the collection and trade of marine shells is a long and tangled thread that ties together many regions in the Indian Ocean.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Trochus trade, Andaman Islands, Shell fishing
Subjects: Natural Sciences > Life sciences; biology > Ecology
Divisions: Azim Premji University > School of Development
Depositing User: Mr. Sachin Tirlapur
Date Deposited: 20 Apr 2021 22:41
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2021 22:41
URI: http://publications.azimpremjifoundation.org/id/eprint/2541
Publisher URL: https://thebastion.co.in/in-depth/trochus-trade-in...

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