The URL of this blog is named for the Southeastern Shell Research Group (SSRG), formed in 2009. The SSRG is made up of researchers from a variety of institutions across the Southeastern United States. Members of the SSRG are interested in the use of marine and/or freshwater shellfish in a variety of times and places for purposes of subsistence, resource management, landscape construction, memorializing, and other reasons we are only just now perceiving.
The purpose of the blog is to highlight research into ancient uses of shellfish across the Southeastern US. Currently the main focus of the blog is the MTSU Middle Cumberland Archaeology Project (MCAP). You can sign up to receive research alerts via email when new posts are added. Posts are sporadic throughout the academic year, but will be daily once the field season has begun in May.
This blog is maintained by Dr. Tanya M. Peres, Associate Professor of Anthropology at Middle Tennessee State University and Director of MTSU MCAP.