Archaeological Science

We use many methods to analyse archeological fish bones.  They can tell us about how humans caught and farmed fish, human diet, trade, the ocean, river, or lake environment, and the structure of fish populations and how all of these change through time.  Learn more about a few of the methods archaeologists use in more detail: morphology (the careful study of the physical shape and structure of the bones), ancient DNA, and palaeoproteomics.

Concept Map: Jones & Richter. Fishing through time. Archaeoichthyology, biodiversity, ecology, and human impact on aquatic environments. Proceedings of the 18th biennial meeting of the Fish Remains Working Group. (2018)