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 global. actually, there's archaeological proof 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 area, 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 booklet, the authors examine the current kingdom of analysis on historic fishing and speak about its implications for the historical past of the Black Sea zone, particularly the interval of Greek colonisation alongside its beaches. whereas grain has generally 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, most likely for export. notwithstanding, many questions stay unanswered: for example touching on possession and corporation of the processing amenities, or how the completed product was once transported to far-off markets. [C:\Users\Microsoft\Documents\Calibre Library]
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Archaeological evidence includes Máña A4-type amphorae (after Muñoz Vicente, et al. 1988, fig. 9). The site recently discovered at Las Redes reveals therefore that fish processing in the western Mediterranean was initially Punic in origin, which supports in part earlier proposed theories. 15 3. Fish-processing sites in Spain, Portugal, and Morocco After the Punic sites at Cadiz ceased operating ca 200 BC, there is a lacuna of over a century in the archaeological record throughout the region, no doubt due to the extensive geo-political transformations of Roman provincialisation.
31 Curtis 1979, 5-23. 32 Curtis 1991, 50-51. 33 See most recently, Lagóstena Barrios 2001. 34 Curtis 1991, 148-152; Ørsted 1998, 13-35. For possible imperial participation in the production and trade in Spanish processed fish, see Liou and Marichal 1978, 131-135, No. 27, and Curtis 1991, 63. 35 Étienne and Mayet 2002, 96. , 118; Ponsich 1988, 103-136. 46 Robert I. Curtis 37 Tahadart and Cotta: Ponsich 1988, 139-159; Nabeul: Sternberg 2000, 133-153; Sullecthum: Foucher 1970, 17-21. For North African salt-fish production, generally, see Ben Lazreg, Bonifay, Drine, and Trousset 1995, 103-142.
69. 57 Ibid. Cf. Curtis 1991, 198-199. 58 Curtis 1984-1986, 209-228. 59 Curtis 1988b, 19-49. 60 Curtis 1988b, 28-33; Étienne and Mayet 1991, 187-194; Étienne and Mayet 1998b, 199-215. 1024; Curtis 1984b, 557-566. 62 See, for example, Colls et al. 1977, and Parker 1992, passim. For a Spain-Italy connection in the processed fish trade, see also Haley 1990, 72-78. 63 Curtis 1988a, 205-10; Curtis 1991, 143-144; Cotton, Lernau, and Goren 1996, 223238; Lernau, Cotton, and Goren 1996, 35-41; Meijer 2002, 142-145.