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Aquacultured Oysters: Inspection, Quality, Handling, Storage, Safety
Brian E. Perkins
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Pages / Length: 12
Publication Date: 08/10/1997

Archaeologists investigate oyster shell middens (piles of shucked oyster shells) to learn more about America’s earliest human inhabitants. Pottery and other artifacts found in middens provide evidence that Paleo Indians inhabited the coastal areas of what is now the Southeastern United States thousands of years before the first Europeans arrived.