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‘Dark Age Economics’ revisited: the English fish bone evidence AD 600-1600
When did the market economy come to Europe? Fish might seem an unlikely commodity to throw light on the matter, but the authors use fish bones from English sites to offer a vivid account of the riseExpand
Interpreting the expansion of sea fishing in medieval Europe using stable isotope analysis of archaeological cod bones
Abstract Archaeological fish bones reveal increases in marine fish utilisation in Northern and Western Europe beginning in the 10th and 11th centuries AD. We use stable isotope signatures from 300Expand
Detecting the medieval cod trade: a new method and first results
Abstract This paper explores the potential of stable isotope analysis to identify the approximate region of catch of cod by analysing bones from medieval settlements in northern and western Europe.Expand
In piscibus diversis; the Bone Evidence for Fish Consumption in Roman Britain
Fish bone assemblages from 109 sites were analysed for evidence of Roman influence on fish consumption. Temporal divisions within the period were not informative, but sites were divided by region.Expand
The origins of intensive marine fishing in medieval Europe: the English evidence
The search for ‘pristine’ baselines regarding marine ecosystems will need to employ medieval palaeoecological proxies in addition to recent fisheries data and early modern historical records. Expand
Production, Imports and Status: Biological Remains from a Late Roman Farm at Great Holts Farm, Boreham, Essex, UK
Abstract Botanical and faunal remains from a 3rd–4th century AD Roman farm at the modern Great Holts Farm, Boreham have provided a picture of an agricultural system based predominantly on arableExpand
Stable Isotope Evidence for Late Medieval (14th–15th C) Origins of the Eastern Baltic Cod (Gadus morhua) Fishery
The data strongly support the second hypothesis, revealing widespread importation of cod during the 13th to 14th centuries, most of it probably from Arctic Norway, indicating the development of a substantial late medieval fishery. Expand
The potential significance of dietary offsets for the interpretation of radiocarbon dates: an archaeologically significant example from medieval Norwich
The increasing application of the Bayesian approach for the interpretation of radiocarbon dates over the past decade has led to the production of more precise chronologies for archaeological sites.Expand
Fish for the city: meta-analysis of archaeological cod remains and the growth of London's northern trade
The growth of medieval cities in Northern Europe placed new demands on food supply, and led to the import of fish from increasingly distant fishing grounds. Quantitative analysis of cod remains fromExpand