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Mussels in the Upper Midwest - Video

Mussels in the Upper Midwest: An Archaeologist’s Perspective

Dr. James L. Theler, MVAC Senior Research Associate and Professor Emeritus, UWL Department of Archaeology & Anthropology, shares his wealth of knowledge on the fascinating biology of freshwater mussels and their dynamic relationship with people in the Upper Midwest, from Indigenous uses of mussels for food, tools, and clay temper to the historic pearl button industry and more recent threats from human activity.