Painting of prehistoric peoples
A young Indian girl pours a basketful of snails into a hide-covered pit of water heated by hot stones in this reconstructed scene by artist Nola Davis. Prehistoric peoples at the J. B. White site may have cooked land snails using the stone-boiling method shown here, or may have opted for the simpler technique of steaming them on rocks in a cooking hearth. Image courtesy Texas Parks and Wildlife Department.
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