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Although recent historical ecology studies have extended quantitative knowledge of eastern Baltic cod (Gadus morhua) exploitation back as far as the 16th century, the historical origin of the modern fishery remains obscure. Widespread archaeological evidence for cod consumption around the eastern Baltic littoral emerges around the 13th century, three(More)
The lower fill of a 14th-16th century garderobe contained food plants, some indication of waste ground vegetation, and lumps of fen peat. There were numerous mud rush, Juncus gerardi, fruits, perhaps from floor debris since >house fauna= insects were abundant, but conceivably indicating flooding by brackish water. Other wetland biota were also present. The(More)
The results of analyses of plant, invertebrate and vertebrate remains from a large number of deposits of medieval and post-medieval date from excavations at North Bridge, Low Fisher Gate, Doncaster, are described. Many deposits gave very few remains, though there was a consistent background of charred plant material, including cereal grains and small twig(More)
Sediment samples and bone from Romano-British and medieval deposits at Malmo Road, Hull, were submitted for an evaluation of their bioarchaeological potential. The sediment samples were effectively barren of interpretable biological remains. No further work on the hand collected bone is warranted, although it should be borne in mind that, if further(More)
This report presents the results of the assessment of vertebrate remains recovered from excavations undertaken at Hayton, East Riding of Yorkshire between 1995 and 1999. Deposits from the site spanned a wide time period from the neolithic through to the post-medieval period. Additionally, five sediment samples from a wooden tank-like feature were examined(More)
Most of the sediment samples produced few plant or invertebrate remains, probably as a result of post-depositional decay rather than low input. One sample from a barrel pit (dated 18th century to present) gave an assemblage of plant and invertebrate macrofossils preserved by anoxic waterlogging, probably of mixed origins including human food, weeds from the(More)
The sediment samples contained only tiny numbers of small bone fragments and charred plant remains of no interpretative value. The animal bone assemblage was too small to be of interpretative value. The human remains were too poorly preserved to provide more than basic information. Although the bones recovered from this evaluation were of little(More)