Data on the history of fish exploitation in Hungary

István Takács1 and László Bartosiewicz2

1 *Late, of the Hungarian Agricultural Museum
2 Institute of Archaeology, Loránd Eötvös University, 1088 Budapest, Múzeum krt. 4/B, Hungary.h10459bar@ella.hu

Cite this as: I. Takács and L. Bartosiewicz 1998 'Data on the history of fish exploitation in Hungary', Internet Archaeology 4. https://doi.org/10.11141/ia.4.9

Summary

The archaeological interpretation of fish remains is especially biased by taphonomic factors. Although fish bone is consistently recovered by hand collection at most sites in Hungary, water-sieving seems indispensable in archaeoichthyological research. This paper summarizes fish finds identified during the last 35 years in Hungary in relation to the quantity of macrofaunal remains. Data obtained by recent water-sieving experiments are used to shed light on the broad taxonomic spectrum that may facilitate the study of ancient fish exploitation strategies.

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