Three Ounces of Sea Shells and One Fish Bone do not a Coastal Migration Make

  title={Three Ounces of Sea Shells and One Fish Bone do not a Coastal Migration Make},
  author={C. Turner},
  journal={American Antiquity},
  pages={391 - 395}
  • C. Turner
  • Published 2003
  • History
  • American Antiquity
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