Publications of Members of the ICAZ Fish Remains Working Group


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List of Publications of Group Members

Irit Zohar
Laszlo Bartosiewicz
William Belcher
Pascal Deynat
Richard Hoffmann
Foss Leach
Omri Lernau
Pat Lubinski
Suzanne Needs-Howarth
Rebecca Nicholson
Judy Powell


Some recent publications by Irit Zohar. Department of Zoology, Faculty of life Sciences Tel Aviv University, Ramat Aviv 69978 Israel, Tel:972-3-6407689, Fax:972-3-6407304

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Zohar, I., Spanier, E. and Dayan, T. (1996): Exploitation of the Gray triggerfish Balistes carolinensis at the beginning of the Holocene. Israel Journal of Zoology, 42 (1):89.

Zohar, I., Dayan, T. and Spanier, E. (1997): Predicting Gray triggerfish body size from Bones. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology, 7:150-156

Zohar, I. and Cooke, R. (1997): The impact of salting and drying on fish bones: Preliminary observations on four marine species from Parita Bay, Panama. Archaeofauna, 6:59-66

Zohar, I., Dayan, T., Galili, E., and Spanier, E. (2001): Fish processing during the early Holocene: A taphonomic study. Journal of Archaeological Science. 28:1041-1053.

Nadel, D., Tsatskin, A., Bar-Yosef Mayer, D.E., Belmaker, M., Kislev, M.E., Rabinovich, R., Simmons, T., Weiss, E., Zohar, I. Asfur, O., Emmer, G., Ghraieb, T., Grinberg, U., Halabi, H., Weissbrod, L., Zaidner, Y. (in press): The Ohalo II 1999 - 2000 Seasons of excavation: A preliminary report. Journal of the Israel Prehistoric Society


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Some recent publications by Laszlo Bartosiewicz, Institute of Archaeological Sciences, Eotvos Lorand University, Budapest, Hungary.

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Bartosiewicz, L. 1990. Osteometrical studies on the skeleton of pike (Esox lucius L. 1758). Aquacultura Hungarica VI, Szarvas: 25-34.

Bartosiewicz, L. - Choyke, A. M. 1991. Animal remains from the 1970-1972 excavations of Iatrus (Krivina), Bulgaria. Acta Arch. Hung. 43: 181-209.

Bartosiewicz, L.1993. The anatomical position and metric traits of phalanges in cattle. Revue de Paleobiologie 12/2: 21-43.

Bartosiewicz, L. 1994. Late Neolithic dog exploitation: chronology and function. Acta Arch. Hung. 46: 59-71.

Mezes, M. - Bartosiewicz, L. 1994. Fish bone preservation and fat content. Offa 51: 361-364.

Bartosiewicz, L.- Hertelendi E. - Figler, A. 1994. Seasonal dating of hand-collected fish remains from a prehistoric settlement in Hungary. In W. Van Neer ed.: Fish exploitation in the past. Koninklijk Museum voor Midden-Afrika, Annalen, Zoologische Wetenschappen Vol. 274: 107-114.

Choyke A. M. - Bartosiewicz, L. 1994. Angling with bone. In W. Van Neer ed.: Fish exploitation in the past. Koninklijk Museum voor Midden-Afrika, Annalen, Zoologische Wetenschappen Vol. 274: 177-182.

Bartosiewicz, L. 1995. Animals in the urban landscape in the wake of the Middle Ages.Tempus Reparatum, Oxford: 1-180.

Bartosiewicz, L.1996. Camels in Antiquity: The Hungarian connection. Antiquity 70/268, Cambridge: 447-453.

Bartosiewicz, L.1996. Archaeozoological studies from the Haht Basin, SW Hungary. Antaeus 25, Budapest: 307-367.


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Some recent publications by William Belcher

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Belcher, W.R. (1997) Marine and riverine resource use during the Indus Valley Tradition: a preliminary comparison of fish remains from Balakot and Harappa. In South Asian Archaeology 1995, edited by B. Allchin and F.R. Allchin. Oxford and IBH Publishers, Pvt. Ltd. New Delhi.

Belcher, W.R. (1994)A regional approach to fish remains and seasonality in East Penobscot Bay, Maine. Fish Exploitation in the Past, edited by W. Van Neer, pp. 115-126. Annales du Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Sciences Zoologiques No. 274. Tervuren, Belgium.

Belcher, W.R. (1994) Riverine fisheries and habitat exploitation of the Indus Valley Tradition: an example from Harappa, Pakistan. In: A. Parpola and P. Koskikallio (eds.), South Asian Archaeology 1993 - Proceedings of the Twelfth International Conference of the European Association of South Asian Archaeologists held in Helsinki University, 5-9 July 1993. Annales Academiae Scientiarum Fennicae, Series B, Vol. 271. Suomalainen Tiedeakatemia, Helsinki.

Belcher, W.R. (1994) Multiple approaches to the reconstruction of fishing technology: net-making and the Indus Valley Tradition. In From Sumer to Melluha: Contributions to the Archaeology of West and South Asia in Memory of George F. Dales, edited J.M. Kenoyer, pp.129-140. Wisconsin Archaeological Reports 3. Madison.

Belcher, W.R. (1994) Butchery practices and the ethnoarchaeology of South Asian fisherfolk. Fish Exploitation in the Past, edited by W. Van Neer, pp. 169-176. Annales du Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Sciences Zoologiques No. 274. Tervuren, Belgium.

Belcher, W.R.(1991) Fish resources in an early urban context at Harappa. In Harappa Excavations 1986-1990: a Multidisciplinary Approach to Third Millennium Urbanism, edited by R. Meadow, pp. 107-120. Prehistory Press, Madison.

Belcher, W.R. (1989) Prehistoric fish exploitation in East Penobscot Bay, Maine: The Knox Site and sea-level rise. Archaeology of Eastern North America 17:175-191.

Belcher, W.R. (1986) Shellfish utilization among the Puget Sound Salish. Northwest Anthropological Research Notes 19(1):83-92.


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Select recent publications of Richard C. Hoffmann.

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"Medieval Cistercian Fisheries, Natural and Artificial" in Leon Pressouyre, ed., L'espace cistercien. Ministre de l'Enseignement superieur et de la Recherche, Comite des travaux historiques et scientifiques, Memoires de la section d'archaeologie et d'histoire de l'art, vol. 5, pp. 401-414. Paris, 1994.

"The Craft of Fishing Alpine Lakes, ca. A.D. 1500," pp. 308-313 in D. Heinrich, ed., Archaeo-Ichthyological Studies. Papers presented at the 6th Meeting of the I.C.A.Z. Fish Remains Working Group, Schleswig. Beiheft zur Offa, 51. Neumuenster, 1994.

"Fishing" in W. Kibler and G. Zinn, eds., Medieval France: An Encyclopedia, p. 347. New York: Garland, 1995.

"The Evidence for Early European Angling, III: Conrad Gessner's Artificial Flies, 1558," The American Fly Fisher, 21:1 (Spring 1995), 2-11, with an addendum, Ibid., 21:2 (Summer 1995), 24.

"Environmental Change and the Culture of Common Carp in Medieval Europe," Guelph Ichthyology Reviews, 3 (1995), 57-85. Reprinted pp. 272-301 in H. R. Axelrod et al., The Completely Illustrated Guide to Koi for Your Pond. Neptune City, N.J.: T.F.H. Publications, 1996.

"Carpes pour le duc...: the operation of fish ponds at La Perriere-sur-Saone, Burgundy, 1338-52," Archaeofauna [Madrid], 4 (1995), 33-45.

"Fishers in Late Medieval Rural Society Around Tegernsee, Bavaria - a Preliminary Sketch," pp. 371-408 in Edwin B. DeWindt, ed., The Salt of Common Life: Individuality and Choice in the Medieval Town, Countryside and Church. Essays Presented to J. Ambrose Raftis. Kalamazoo, 1995.

"Economic Development and Aquatic Ecosystems in Medieval Europe," American Historical Review , 101 (1996), 631-669.

Fishers' Craft and Lettered Art: Tracts on Fishing from the End of the Middle Ages. Toronto: University of Toronto Press, [forthcoming 1997]


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Recent publications of Foss Leach.

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Leach, B.F., Quinn, C.J., Lyon, G.L., Haystead, A. and Myers, D.B. (In Press) Evidence of prehistoric Lapita diet at Watom, New Britain, using stable isotopes. Records of the Australian Museum.

Leach, B.F., Davidson, J.M., Horwood, L.M., and Anderson, A.J. 1996. The estimation of live fish size from archaeological cranial bones of the New Zealand barracouta Thyrsites atun. Tuhinga, Records of the Museum of New Zealand 6: 1:25.

Leach, B.F. 1996. New Zealand and Oceanic Obsidians: An Archaeological Perspective using Neutron Activation Analysis. Journal of the Royal Society 26(1): 79:105.

Leach, B.F., Davidson, J.M., Horwood, L.M. and Mallon, S. 1996. The estimation of live fish size from archaeological cranial bones of the New Zealand kahawai Arripis trutta. Tuhinga, Records of the Museum of New Zealand 7: 1:20.

Leach, B.F., Quinn, C.J. and Lyon, G.L. 1996. A stochastic approach to the reconstruction of prehistoric human diet in the Pacific from bone isotope signatures. Tuhinga, Records of the Museum of New Zealand 8: 1:54.

Leach, B.F., Davidson, J.M., Athens, J.S. 1996. Mass harvesting of fish in the waterways of Nan Madol. In: Davidson, J.M., Irwin, G., Leach, B.F., Pawley, A. and Brown, D., (eds) Oceanic Culture History: Essays in Honour of Roger Green. New Zealand Journal of Archaeology Special Publication.

Davidson, J.M. and Leach, B.F. 1996. Fishing on Nukuoro Atoll: ethnographic and archaeological viewpoints. In: Julien, M. Orliac, M. and Orliac, P. (eds) Tradition et Archeologie en Oceanie, Ouvrage Collectif en Hommage a J. Garanger. Publication de la Sorbonne, Paris.

Leach, B.F. and Boocock, A. 1995. The estimation of live fish catches from archaeological bone fragments of the New Zealand snapper Pagrus auratus. Tuhinga: Records of the Museum of New Zealand 3: 1-28.

Leach, B.F. 1994. Prehistoric fishing in Oceania. The Illustrated Enclyopedia of Humankind. Weldon Owen and Bra Brocker. pp 148- 149.

Leach, B.F. and Boocock, A. 1994. The impact of pre-european Maori fishermen on the New Zealand snapper, Pagrus auratus, in the vicinity of Rotokura, Tasman Bay. New Zealand Journal of Archaeology 16: 69-84.


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Recent Publications by Omri Lernau

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Lernau, O. (1995) The fish remains of Upper Zohar. In Harper, R.P. (ed): Upper Zohar, an early byzantine fort in Palaestina Tertia. Final report of excavations in 1985-1986. Chapter 12 pp 99-111. Oxford University Press, Oxford.

Lernau, H. & Lernau O. (1992) Fish remains. in: De Groot A. and Ariel D.T. (eds.) Excavations at the City of David 1978-1985; Final report. Vol III. Qedem 33, pp. 131-148. The Institute of Archaeology, The Hebrew University, Jerusalem.

Lernau, H. & Lernau O. Fish remains excavated in Ashkelon. Forthcoming.

Lernau, H. & Lernau, O. (1994) The fish remains. In: Lechevalier M. & Ronen A. (eds.): Le site de Hatoula en Judee occidentale, Isra l. Memoires et Travaux du Centre de Recherche Francais de Jerusalem, 8. pp 111-124. Paris

Lernau, H. & Lernau, O. (1989) Fish bone remains. In: Mazar, E. & Mazar, B. (eds.): Excavations in the south of the temple mount, the ophel of biblical Jerusalem, Qedem Vol 29, pp. 155-161, Jerusalem

Lernau, H. (1986) Fishbones excavated in two late Roman-Byzantine castella in the southern desert of Israel. In: Brinkhuizen D.C. and Clason A.T. (eds): Fish and Archaeology, Studies in osteometry, taphonomy, seasonality and fishing methods. pp. 85- 102, BAR International Series 294, Oxford.

Lernau, H. (1986/7) Subfossil remains of Nile Perch (Lates cf. niloticus); first evidence from ancient Israel. Israel Journal of Zoology Vol. 34, pp. 225-236.

Lernau, H. (1988) Fish remains. In: Rothenberg, B. (ed.): Researches in the Arabah 1959-1984, Vol I: The Egyptian Mining Temple at Timna. pp. 241-246. Institute of Archaeo-Metallurgical Studies, University College, London.

Lernau, H., Cotton, H. & Goren, Y. Salted fish and fish sauces from Masada. Archaeofauna In press

Lernau, O. & Ben Horin, M. (1994) Taphonomic curve and index: a preliminary exploration of a new concept. In: W. Van Neer (ed.), Fish exploitation in the past. Proceedings of the 7th meeting of the ICAZ Fish Remains Working Group, pp. 17-24. Annales du Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Sciences Zoologiques no. 274, Tervuren.

Lernau, O. The fish remains of Upper Zohar. In press.

Lernau, O. Identification of fish bones - how certain is it? Archaeofauna. In press

Davis, S.J.M., Lernau, O. & Pichon, J. (1994) The animal remains: Ne light on the origin of animal husbandry. In: Lechevalier M. & Ronen A. (eds.): Le site de Hatoula en Judee occidentale, Isra l. Memoires et Travaux du Centre de Recherche Francais de Jerusalem, 8. pp 83-97. Paris

Galili, E., Weinstein-Evron, M., Hershkovitz, I., Gopher, A., Kislev, M., Lernau, O., Kolska-Horvitz, L. & Lernau, H. (1993) Atlit-Yam: A prehistoric site on the sea floor of the Israeli coast. Journal of field archaeology, 20:133-157.

Zohar, I., Dayan, T., Spanier, E., Galili, E. & Lernau, O. Exploitation of grey triggerfish (Balistes carolinensis) by the prehistoric inhabitants of Atlit-Yam, Israel: a preliminary report. In: W. Van Neer (ed.), Fish exploitation in the past. Proceedings of the 7th meeting of the ICAZ Fish Remains Working Group, pp. 231-237. Annales du Musee Royal de l'Afrique Centrale, Sciences Zoologiques no. 274, Tervuren.

Cotton, H., Lernau, O., Goren Y. (1996) Fish sauces from Herodian Masada. Journal of Roman Archaeology, 9:223-238.


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A Recent publication by Pat Lubinski. Department of Anthropology, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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Lubinski, P.M. (1996) Fish Heads, Fish Heads: An Experiment on Differential Bone Preservation in a Salmonid Fish. Journal of Archaeological Science 23:175-181.


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Some recent publications by Suzanne Needs-Howarth.

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1999. Native fishing in the Great Lakes - A multi-disciplinary approach to zooarchaeological remains from precontact Iroquoian villages near Lake Simcoe, Ontario. Published PhD thesis, Groningen Institute of Archaeology, University of Groningen, the Netherlands http://www.ub.rug.nl/eldoc/dis/arts/s.j.needs-howarth/ 1995 Quantifying animal food diet: a comparison of four approaches using bones from a prehistoric Iroquoian village. Ontario Archaeology 60:92-102.

1996 Lake sturgeon fishing at prehistoric Iroquoian sites near Lake Simcoe, Ontario. Archaeofauna 5:147-154.

Cooper, J., P. Hamalainen, H. Henderson, J. MacLean, S. Needs-Howarth, A. M. Rick and S. C. Thomas 1995 Stage 4 guidelines: recommendations concerning zooarchaeological remains. Arch Notes 95(5):29-35. [concerns salvage/CRM archaeology guidelines in Ontario]


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Some recent publications by Rebecca Nicholson, School of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford.

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Nicholson, R.A. (1992). Bone survival: the effects of sedimentary abrasion and trampling on fresh and cooked bone. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 2.1, pp. 79-90.

Nicholson, R.A. (1992). An assessment of the value of density measurements to archaeological fish bone studies. International Journal of Osteoarchaeology 2.2, pp.139-154.

Nicholson, R.A. (1993) investigation into the effects on fish bone of passage through the human gut: some experiments and comparisons with archaeological material. Circaea 10(1). 1993 for 1992.

Nicholson, R.A. (1993). A morphological investigation of burnt animal bone: an evaluation of its utility in archaeology. Journal of Archaeological Science, 20, 411-428.

Nicholson, R.A. (1995). "Out of the frying pan into the fire: what value are burnt fish bones to archaeology?". Archaeofauna 4, pp. 47-64.

Nicholson, R.A. (1996). Bone degradation, burial medium and species representation: debunking the myths, an experiment-based approach. Journal of Archaeological Science 23, 513-533.

Nicholson, R.A. (1995). "Fish Bones" and "Parasitological Investigations" . Chapter 4 in P. Andrews, Excavations at Redcastle Furze, Thetford, 1988-1989. East Anglian Archaeology Report No. 72.

Nicholson R.A. (1996). Fish bone diagenesis in different soils. Archaeofauna 5, 79-91.

Nicholson, R.A. (1997). Otter (Lutra lutra L.) spraint: an investigation into possible sources of small fish bones at coastal archaeological sites. In Huntley, J.P. and Stallibrass, S.M. (eds.) Interpretation and Taphonomy in Environmental Archaeology. Symposia of the Association for Environmental Archaeology, No. 14. Oxbow books: Oxford.

Nicholson, R.A. (forthcoming, 1997). Fishing in the Northern Isles: a case study based on fish bone assemblages from two multi-period sites on Sanday, Orkney. In Environmental Archaeology, Human Palaeoecology 16.


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Some recent publications by Judy Powell.

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1992. "Archaeological and pictorial evidence for fishing in the Bronze Age: issues of identification and interpretation", EIKON: Aegean Bronze Age Iconography, Aegaeum, 8, Liege: 307-316.

1994. "Archaeological evidence for fishing in the prehistoric Aegean", Bulletin of the Australian Institute of Maritime Archaeology, 18.2: 11-18.

1995. "The preparation of a comparative fish bone collection at the Fitch Laboratory, British School at Athens", Association for Environmental Archaeology Newsletter 49:8,9.

1995. "Fishy business - studies of fishing in the prehsitoric Aegean", The Artefact, 18: 76-79.

1996. Fishing in the Prehistoric Aegean, Jonsered.


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Some recent publications by Pascal Deynat.

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DEYNAT P. P. et Y. FERMON, 2001. Resurrection of Himantura oxyrhyncha (Sauvage, 1878), from the synonymy of H.uarnak, a senior synonym of H. krempfi (Chabanaud, 1923) (Myliobatiformes: Dasyatidae). Cybium 2001, 25(2): 161-176.

DEYNAT P., 2000a. Dermal denticle morphology within Batoid rays: a review. Proc. 3rd EEA Meet., Boulogne-sur-Mer, 1999. Siret B. & J.-Y. Sire, eds., Paris : Soc. Fr. Ichtyol. & IRD: 15-27.

DEYNAT P.P., 2000b. Les denticules myrmicoodes, un nouveau caracthre diagnostique pour les Rajidae (Chondrichthyes, Batoidea). Ann. Sc. Natn. Zool., 21(2): 65-80.

DEYNAT P.P., 2000c. Shagreen- beauty that really is more than skin-deep. Shark focus, 8: 10-11.

DEYNAT P.P., 1998. Le revjtement cutani des raies (Chondrichthyes, Elasmobranchii, Batoidea). II: Morphologie et arrangement des tubercules cutanis. Ann. Sci. Natn., Zool. 19(3- 4): 155-172.

DEYNAT P., 1997a. Le requin-tigre, un chasseur trop chassi. Ocians, 238: 32-36.

DEYNAT P.,1997b. Bestiaire divin: les Requins. Pierre Favre, Ed., 192 pp.

DEYNAT P., 1997c. Applications de l'itude du revjtement cutani des Chondrichtyens ` la systimatique phyloginitique des Pristiformes et Rajiformes sensu Compagno, 1973 (Elasmobranchii, Batoidea). Cybium 21(3): 331-332.

DEYNAT P.P. & B. SERET, 1996 - Le revjtement cutani des raies (Chondrichthyes, Elasmobranchii, Batoidea). I: Morphologie et arrangement des denticules cutanis. Ann. Sci. Natn., Zoologie, 17 (2): 65-83.

DEYNAT P., 1996a. Applications de l'itude du revjtement cutani des Chondrichtyens ` la systimatique phyloginitique des Pristiformes et Rajiformes sensu Compagno, 1973 (Elasmobranchii, Batoidea). Deuxihme Congris des Etudiants de 3hme cycle du Musium National d'Histoire Naturelle. p.51.

DEYNAT P., 1996b. "Le revjtement cutani des Chondrichtyens et ses applications ` la systimatique phyloginitique des Pristiformes et Rajiformes sensu Compagno, 1973 (Elasmobranchii, batoidea)". Doctorat de l'Universiti Paris VII-Denis Diderot. 669 pp., Tome I: Textes et tableaux. Tome II: figures et planches.

DEYNAT P. P., 1996c. Comparative morphology of dermal denticles and tubercles and their taxonomic significance in the Pristiformes and Rajiformes. American Society of Ichthyologists and Herpetologists, 76th Annual Meeting, p.112.

DEYNAT P.P. & P.M. BRITO, 1994 - Rivision des tubercules cutanis de raies (Chondrichthyes, Batoidea) du Bassin du Parana, tertiaire d'Amirique du Sud. Annales de Paliontologie (Vert.- Invert.), 80 (4): 237-251.

SERET B & P. DEYNAT, 1991. "Functional morphology of dermal denticles within sharks in relation to their ecology ". Seventh international ichthyology congress, The Hague. Abstracts p.76.

DEYNAT P., 1990. "Aspects morpho-fonctionnels des denticules cutanis chez les Chondrichtyens pleurotrhmes". D.E.A. "Structures et fonctions dans l'ivolution des Vertibris" (Universiti Paris 7 Denis Diderot - Museum National d'Histoire Naturelle de Paris). 216 pp.

DEYNAT P., 1988. "Les requins et l'Homme". Maitrise hs Sciences Naturelles, UFR des Sciences Fondamentales et Appliquies d'Amiens, 186 pp, 2 tomes.


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