Whelk Shell Cooking Vessel
 
whelk shell vessel
 
The lightning whelk (Busycon sinistrum) would have been collected from coastal waters. This specimen was used as a cooking vessel. The "bottom" of the vessel is burned out and the external surface is fire clouded. Cooking residue is present inside of the vessel. See our image showing the external surface of the specimen.

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