By Tonnes Bekker-Nielsen
This quantity demanding situations the orthodox view that fishing and fish performed just a marginal position within the economic climate of the traditional international. in reality, there's archaeological facts for historic fish processing on a advertisement scale not just within the Mediterranean itself, but in addition at the Atlantic coast and within the Black Sea quarter, specifically the Crimea. Our literary resources testify to the frequent culinary and medicinal use of salted fish and fermented fish sauces in antiquity, and particularly within the first centuries advert. during this publication, the authors check the current country of study on historic fishing and speak about its implications for the background of the Black Sea quarter, particularly the interval of Greek colonisation alongside its shorelines. whereas grain has normally been considered because the major export commodity of the Pontic colonies, the life of salting-vats at the coast of the Crimea point out construction of salt-fish or fish sauce on a wide scale, possibly for export. in spite of the fact that, many questions stay unanswered: for example touching on possession and employer of the processing amenities, or how the completed product used to be transported to far away markets. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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Colls et al. 1977, 95-98; Ehmig 1995, 120-125. 25; Manilios Astron. 103. 70 Curtis 1991, 170-175. The Archaeological Evidence for Fish Processing in the Western Mediterranean Athena Trakadas 1. Introduction The evidence for fish processing in the western Mediterranean in antiquity is found in diverse literary and archaeological sources. Although the textual evidence for the industry in this region is more extensive than in any other, it is the archaeological evidence comprised of transport amphorae, coins, artefacts such as fishhooks or faunal remains, and the actual fish-processing sites themselves that offer a relatively clear view of the facets and extent of the industry.
See also Remarck 1912. Blümner’s updated volume on Roman private life, like Marquardt’s before him, devotes little space to processed fish, and likewise adds little to Köhler’s work. See Blümner 1911, 184-188. 10 Grimal and Monod 1952, 27-38; Jardin 1961, 70-96. 11 Ponsich and Tarradell 1965. 12 The Russian archaeologist, Viktor Gajdukevič, had conducted extensive excavations in the Crimea since the 1930s, but his work was largely unknown in the West until publication of Christo Danov’s excellent 1962 Pauly-Wissowa article, in German, on the “Pontos Euxeinos”, followed in 1971 by Gajdukevič’s own Das Bosporanische Reich, a revised German translation of his earlier Russian work, in which he summarized the results of his excavations.
14 But, the upsurge in interest in them in the second half of the 20th century derives from a confluence of various scholarly approaches and technological advances, of which the work of Ponsich and Tarradell represents the beginning. First of all, the past thirty-eight years have seen a significant increase in excavations, particularly in the Western Mediterranean, and a growing awareness of the historical value of archaeological evidence. Second, scholars have begun to see more clearly the importance of combining literary and historical evidence with the archaeological and epigraphic.
Ancient Fishing and Fish Processing in the Black Sea Region by Tonnes Bekker-Nielsen