The city's archaeological collections include many animal bones and shells which can tell us a great deal about what people once ate, and what the past environment was like.  The following artifacts include: shells and bones of animals once on the menu of earlier inhabitants, bones of animals that are now extinct, and objects made of bone and shell that today would be made of plastic.

Suggestions for further reading:

Davis, Simon, The Archaeology of Animals, New Haven: Yale University Press, 1995.

O'Connor, Terry, The Archaeology of Animal Bones, Texas A & M University Press, 2000.