Kōrero: Shellfish

Close-up of a tusk shell necklace (2 o 2)

Close-up of a tusk shell necklace

Tusk shells are the curved hollow tubes of burrowing shellfish, and were often used to make necklaces. Fossil tusk shells are common in some rocks around Southland.

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Otago Museum
Reference: D51-379-1

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Te tuhi tohutoro mō tēnei whārangi:

Maggy Wassilieff, 'Shellfish - Chitons, tusk shells and rare classes', Te Ara - the Encyclopedia of New Zealand, http://www.TeAra.govt.nz/mi/object/8035/close-up-of-a-tusk-shell-necklace (accessed 18 January 2022)

He kōrero nā Maggy Wassilieff, i tāngia i te 12 Jun 2006