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Hunting, gathering, fishing and herding: Animal exploitation in Sandy Flanders (NW Belgium) during the second half of the fifth millennium BC
Abstract At Doel, in the lower basin of the river Scheldt, excavations have revealed camp sites of the Swifterbant culture dating back to the second half of the fifth millennium BC. They document theExpand
Guide for the identification of archaeological sea sturgeon (Acipenser sturio and A. oxyrinchus) remains
A practical guide is presented here as an aid to the identification of the most commonly found archaeological sturgeon remains, based on observations made on 64 individuals housed in 13 different natural history collections. Expand
The Holocene occurrence of Acipenser spp. in the southern North Sea: the archaeological record.
This study of >7000 acipenserid bones proves the sympatric occurrence of European sturgeon A. sturio and Atlantic sturgeons A. oxyrinchus in the southern North Sea at least since the Neolithic. Expand
Body length estimation of the European eel Anguilla anguilla on the basis of isolated skeletal elements
using a large series of dry skeletons of modern European eel Anguilla anguilla (Linnaeus, 1758) from Belgium and the Netherlands, the relationship between fish length and individual bone measurementsExpand
New Equations for the Size Reconstruction of Sturgeon from Isolated Cranial and Pectoral Girdle Bones
Differentcurve variations (power,linear,logarithmic andexponential) were modeled and applied toarchaeologicalsturgeonremains(A.sturio/A.oxyrinchus) fromVlaardingen,aDutchlateNeolithicsettlement, allowing back-calculation of sizefromisolated sturgeon remains. Expand
Scutes for sturgeon size reconstruction: traditional and geometric morphometric techniques applied to Acipenser sturio and A. oxyrinchus
It is concluded that isolated scutes cannot provide very accurate fish length reconstructions and different scute measurements was tested with linear regressions using 58 modern sturgeons from museum collections. Expand
The former occurrence of sturgeon in the North Sea: the contribution of archaeozoology and ancient DNA
Sturgeon was once widespread across Europe and occurred in all major European rivers. Today, this fish is extinct in most Western European countries, including the Low Countries and the UK. It wasExpand