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-a||Fish and Fisheries in Monastic and Royal Estates between the Rivers Rhine and Meuse, c. 8th-9th Centuries|
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.