Gastropod Shells from Excavations of the "Antic Forum" Complex in the City Of Plovdiv (Bulgaria): IV-VI Century

Rumen Ivanov1, Dilian Georgiev2*
 
1 – University of Plovdiv, Faculty of History and Philosophy, Department of History and Archeology, 24 Tzar Assen Str., BG-4000 Plovdiv, BULGARIA
2 - University of Plovdiv, Faculty of Biology, Department of Ecology and Environmental Conservation, 24 Tzar Assen Str., BG-4000 Plovdiv, BULGARIA
*Corresponding author: diliangeorgiev@abv.bg
 
Abstract. Total of 35 shells were found and identified during the archeological excavations 2012-2014, studied Slavic dwellings-dugouts which reuse earlier structures of the roman forum in Plovdiv, Bulgaria. From both localities shells from 7 species of snails were found. Most of the shells were from two species: Zebrina detrita and Helix philibinensis – total of 28 shells, other were represented by 1-3 specimens per species. The lack of shell materials from Eobania vermiculata supports the theory of later introduction of this species in the city of Plovdiv.
 
Key words: archeology, Mollusca, late antic period, Plovdiv.
 

Ecologia Balkanica, 2016, vol. 8, Issue 1, pp. 111-112
Article № eb.16201, ICID: 1208030, [Full text - PDF]pdf

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