Object: Clam - Littleneck Clam

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Little Neck Clam, Long Island Sound, 

Little-neck clam Mercenaria mercenaria syn. Venus mercenaria

Mayer, Alfred Goldsborough (1906) Sea-Shore Life : the Invertebrates of the New York Coast and the Adjacent Coast Region, New York City, NY: A. S. Barnes & Company, wikimedia commons, public domain

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Little Neck clams were an important part of the diet of the Indigenous people of Long Island.   The Indian villages had an ample supply of them from Long Island Sound, especially in the colder months September through April.