A brief history of aquatic resource use in medieval Europe

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Humans have exploited European aquatic resources since at least the Palaeolithic, but during the Middle Ages rising human populations and demand initiated great changes in many fisheries. To help understand the past and present of the Wadden Sea, this paper sets the main developments of medieval fisheries in the context of changing larger European social… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10152-004-0203-5

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