A fossil bivalve (the Icelandic cyprine or Arctica islandica) from Hillington. It dates from between 14,500 to 13,000 BP (ie; Before Present - the equivalent of 12,500-11,000 BC), when parts of the Glasgow area were under the sea.
Icelandic cyprines can still be found in the Firth of Clyde.
Reproduced with the permission of Glasgow City Council, Glasgow Museums
Arctica, bivalves, fossils, geology, Icelandic cyprines