Newsom research featured in CNN, Science Daily and other international outlets

CNN, Science Daily, The Independent,,, Biz News Post, Daily Mail, Belfast Telegraph and other international outlets reported on new research based on an analysis of dozens of archaeological sites in the United States and Australia that shows oysters were sustainably farmed on a massive scale by Indigenous groups. Bonnie Newsom, assistant professor of anthropology at the University of Maine and citizen of the Penobscot Indian Nation, was a co-author of the study. “Oyster harvesting didn’t start 500 years ago with the arrival of Europeans. Indigenous peoples had a relationship with and understood this species well enough to use it as part of their subsistence and cultural practices. Indigenous peoples have a lot to offer in terms of how to engage with this natural resource in ways that are sustainable,” Newsom said.