Archaeo-Tech: Mollusk ID & Coloring Activity

Lesson Overview

Students learn about mollusks, their characteristics and habitats, and how their shells provide clues to the diet of ancient hunter-gatherers who lived on the South Carolina coast thousands of years ago. By studying archaeological finds like shell rings, we can gain insight into these past cultures and their connection to their environment.

1-2 hours
Lesson Type
Traditional Lesson

Essential Question

How can the analysis of mollusk shells from archaeological sites, like shell rings, reveal information about the diet, tools, and culture of the people who lived there thousands of years ago?

Lesson Created By: MegGaillard

Lesson Partners: South Carolina Department of Natural Resources