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An Ochered Fossil Marine Shell From the Mousterian of Fumane Cave, Italy

Figure 6

Outer surface of an Aspa marginata shell from the reference collection (a, and from the Fumane specimen (b–f).

Notice the presence on both shells of pits produced by bioeroders associated, at Fumane, with networks of micro-grooves (c) due to the same taphonomic agent. All micro-concavities on the Fumane specimen (b–f), including pits truncated by the shell fracture (d) are filled with a red substance and prominent areas are affected by a slight polish (e–f).

Figure 6