Snail shell

In this specimen you can see gastropods (snails), including a large periwinkle, and bivalve shells, mixed with chert and limestone pebbles. The raised beaches in Portland developed when global sea levels were about three metres higher than today, and climates warmer.

Find out more about bivalves and gastropods on the molluscs pages.

Common name

Snail shell

Type

Molluscs > Bivalves


Strata

Portland Raised beach

Time period

Quaternary

Age

1 million years

Where found

Portland Bill

Found by

Found by E M Samuel

Museum

Dorset County Museum, Dorchester

Accession number

DCM.G.11638