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Crabbing boat sally T Smith Island in Maryland Photo Courtesy of Greg Hager

A Brief and True Account of Oysters

By Trish Thomas |
Williamsburg Walking Tours

Oysters have been consumed by humans as far back as the Neolithic Era (3500 to 3000 B.C.). We know this because of the large piles of discarded shells dating back to that era.  Some archeologists believe that the first knives and spoons were oyster shells.

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1627 Knights Tomb In Jamestown

Since late last year, Jamestown Rediscovery archaeologists have been excavating the Memorial Church, built in 1907 over the foundations of three 17th century churches, the earliest

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