THE FISH REMAINS FROM EXCAVATIONS AT RIBCHESTER, LANCASHIRE, 1989-90

Author(s): R A Nicholson

In common with the findings from other Roman military sites in Britain, there was very little evidence for fishing and fish consumption from the excavations of the Roman fort at Ribchester. Despite a sieving programme, very few fish bones were recovered. The species identified are also similar to those recovered from other Roman sites in Northern Britain; salmon, eel, smelt and plaice or flounder. Slightly more unusual, thick-lipped grey mullet was also identified. All the fish were probably captured locally.

Report Number:
121/1993
Series:
AML Reports (New Series)
Pages:
6
Keywords:
Animal Remains Fish Bone

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