Takeaways:

  • The abundance of oysters in the US is one example of Indigenous oyster fisheries around that world that harvested huge quantities without wiping out the species.
  • Researchers have found evidence of shell mounds built on coastlines across the world as they were seen as engineered structures.
  • For many of the ancient oyster fishers, oysters were likely embedded in a cultural system that saw them as more than just commodities.

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