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IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1350: The Use of Water and Wetlands at the End of the Early Middle Ages, IV: Resources of Water and Wetlands

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 16.30-18.00

Organisers:Marco Panato, Department of History, University of Nottingham
Lukas Werther, Institut für Orientalistik, Indogermanistik und Ur- und Frühgeschichtliche Archäologie, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität Jena
Moderator/Chair:Stefan Eichert, Institut für Mittelalterforschung, Österreichische Akademie der Wissenschaften, Wien
Paper 1350-aFish and Fisheries in Monastic and Royal Estates between the Rivers Rhine and Meuse, c. 8th-9th Centuries
(Language: English)
Nicolas Schroeder, Département d'Histoire, Arts et Archéologie, Université Libre de Bruxelles
Index terms: Economics - General, Economics - Rural, Geography and Settlement Studies

This multisession panel is aimed to provide a multidisciplinary approach - combining written sources, archaeological evidence and proxy data - on the use of water and wetlands at the end of the Early Middle Ages (8th- 10th century). Water has always been considered as a valuable resource for past societies, but its proximity did also constitute a serious danger. In the Early Middle Ages, many regions have been dominated by water and wetlands. This session focuses on resources from water and wetlands such as fish, wood and fertile soil.