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FISHing Ancient Reasons to address current Concerns

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Project "FISHARC" data sheet

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postcode: YO10 5DD

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 Coordinator Country United Kingdom [UK]
 Project website
 Total cost 183˙454 €
 EC max contribution 183˙454 € (100%)
 Programme 1. H2020-EU.1.3.2. (Nurturing excellence by means of cross-border and cross-sector mobility)
 Code Call H2020-MSCA-IF-2014
 Funding Scheme MSCA-IF-EF-ST
 Starting year 2015
 Duration (year-month-day) from 2015-10-01   to  2017-09-30


Take a look of project's partnership.

# participants  country  role  EC contrib. [€] 
1    UNIVERSITY OF YORK UK (YORK NORTH YORKSHIRE) coordinator 183˙454.00


 Project objective

Europe’s pristine marine fisheries probably originated in estuarine biotopes rather than on the open shore, while many of what we now consider offshore species were also originally denizens of much shallower waters. These new data do not emerge from traditional historical data, such as landing records, but from a less conventional source: zooarchaeolo-gy. This archaeological data also suggests that estuarine fish were particularly vulnerable to fishing pressure. Through the analysis of pre-historic, historic and modern fish remains from the Iberian Peninsula, FISHARC will explore (1) the origin and evolution of fishing activities in the Northeast Atlantic, and (2) their impacts on fish biodiversity, behaviour and ecology through time and space, with a particular focus on the commercially import species of cod and hake. The project will pair the zooarchaeological expertise of Laura Llorente-Rodríguez, with the state-of-the art biomolecular facil-ities of the BioArCh at the University of York, to 1) develop new molecular methods for accurate fish species identifica-tion; and 2) apply new stable isotope approaches to examine human impacts on the biogeography, trophic level and pop-ulation structure of North Atlantic cod and hake through time. This project will explore a unique source of cultural, ecological and environmental data preserved in archaeological record to generate invaluable baseline data on pre-industrial fish population levels immediately applicable to marine conservation and management issues.

KEYWORDS: fishing origin, fishing evolution, Norhteast Atlantic, ichtyoarchaeology, ecological baselines


year authors and title journal last update
List of publications.
2016 Morales Muñiz, A., Llorente Rodríguez, L., Jiménez Cano, N., López Arias, B. & Roselló Izquierdo, E.
La ictioarqueología. La identificación de los restos de peces de yacimientos arqueológicos.
published pages: 77-86, ISSN: , DOI:
What bones tell us/ El que ens expliquen els ossos 12 2019-06-14
2018 1.2 Morales Muñiz, A., González Gómez de Agüero, E., Fernández Rodríguez, C., Marlasca Martín, R., Llorente Rodriguez, L., López-Arias, B., & Roselló Izquierdo, E.
Looking for Needles in Haystacks: The archaeological record of the European Hake (Merluccius merluccius Linnaeus, 1758) in Iberia.
published pages: , ISSN: , DOI:
Animals as cultural identifiers in Ancient Societies 2019-06-14
2017 Morales-Muñiz, A., Roselló-Izquierdo, E. & Llorente-Rodríguez, L.
Peces marinos en yacmientos continentales levantinos: el caso de Cova Fosca (Ares del Maestrat, Castellón)
published pages: 381-398, ISSN: , DOI:
Interaccions entre felins I humans. III Jornades d’arqueozoologia del Museu de Prehistoria de València. 2019-06-14
2017 Arturo Morales-Muñiz, Eduardo González-Gómez de Agüero, Carlos Fernández-Rodríguez, Fran Saborido Rey, Laura Llorente-Rodriguez, Begoña López-Arias, Eufrasia Roselló-Izquierdo
Hindcasting to forecast . An archaeobiological approach to the European hake ( Merluccius merluccius , Linnaeus 1758) fishery: Iberia and beyond
published pages: , ISSN: 2352-4855, DOI: 10.1016/j.rsma.2017.11.001
Regional Studies in Marine Science 2019-06-14
2017 Morales Muñiz, A., González Gómez de Agüero, E., Fernández Rodríguez, C., Ephrem, B., López-Arias, B., Llorente Rodriguez, L., Saborido Rey, F. & Roselló Izquierdo, E.
Fishes as indicators of seasonality in Roman non-industrial fisheries: an overview from the southern NE Atlantic
published pages: 177-196, ISSN: , DOI:
L’exploitation des ressources maritimes de l’Antiquité. Activités productives et organisation des territoires. XXXVIIe rencontres internationales d’archaéologie et d’histoir d’Antibes 2019-06-14

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