The Holocene occurrence of Acipenser spp. in the southern North Sea: the archaeological record.

  title={The Holocene occurrence of Acipenser spp. in the southern North Sea: the archaeological record.},
  author={Els Thieren and Anton Ervynck and Dick C. Brinkhuizen and Alison Locker and Wim Van Neer},
  journal={Journal of fish biology},
  volume={89 4},
Archaeological sturgeon remains from the southern North Sea basin used to be automatically attributed to Acipenser sturio, since this was the only acipenserid species believed to occur there. These species identifications, however, were in need of revision after a growing number of indications were found for the historical presence of Acipenser oxyrinchus in western Europe. In this study, morphological and genetic data on sturgeon remains from archaeological sites along the southern North Sea… Expand
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