Some of the beads as well as the disks and bracelet are from mollusk species
that prefer a clean habitat rich in coral. Since the Princess lived at the
mouth of a muddy estuary, it seems likely that the shell was obtained from some
distance, perhaps through an exchange network that included other communities.
Controlling trade goods and accumulating such rare and desirable objects as the
Tridacna and cowrie shells found at the site would have been one way of
succeeding in a society such as Khok Phanom Di.