Medieval fishweirs in Britain and Ireland: exploring practice, power, and identity amongst fishing communities
Author(s): Aidan O'Sullivan
Medieval wooden and stone fishweirs are amongst the most spectacularly preserved evidence for fishing practices amongst riverine and estuarine communities in Britain and Ireland. Recent archaeological surveys and excavations have traced their types of construction, forms, uses and biographies across time, and increasingly sophisticated means of dating them has enabled us to identify patterns in their repair over relatively short periods of time (i.e. years and decades). This paper will use recent archaeological evidence to explore how practice, community and identity played out amongst fishing communities in Britain and Ireland, from the fifth to the fifteenth centuries AD.
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Medieval fishweirs in Britain and Ireland: exploring practice, power, and identity amongst fishing communities. Aidan O'Sullivan. Presented at The 81st Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Vancouver, British Columbia. 2017 ( tDAR id: 430932)
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Abstract Id(s): 17605