What do we use sea shells for?



  1. 0 Votes

    Primarily as decoration.  Sea shells are iconic as representing the nostalgia and relaxing atmosphere of the beach.  They are popular decorative pieces for beach homes.

  2. 0 Votes

    Some people use them as jewelry, as they are very beautiful and delicated when polished.

  3. 0 Votes

    Huge volumes of shells are used as aggregate for concrete (and asphalt sometimes) in locations nearby. Less commonly, shells may be used to form the texture (while adding some strength) in roofing shingles.

  4. 0 Votes

    In the past, some sea shells had monetary value.  Native Americans and early settlers would use some sea shells as currency.  They called this form of money “wampum”.  Native Americans would exchange wampum as a form of making a treaty.  Early settlers to the Americas could pay for a ferry in wampum.  The final recorded use of wampum was in 1701 in New York.

Please signup or login to answer this question.

Sorry,At this time user registration is disabled. We will open registration soon!