Over 15 000 fish remains have been recovered from a sixteenth century rubbish dump during archaeological excavations in the Gardens of the Carrousel, Paris. Analysis of these remains has provided insight into the supply of fish to Paris during this period, when the appearance of "large" fish changed the medieval supply Systems. This was also a period when Paris was disturbed by the events of the League. Bibliographic research has also illuminated the mechanisms by which sixteenth-century Paris was supplied with both fresh water and marine fish. The fish remains themselves demonstrate the consumption of fish in one district of Paris, and show the relative importance of the various species offish that were available.
Ichtyofauna, Provisioning, Paris XVIth century.