L'approvisionnement de Paris en poisson au XVIème siècle : que disent les sources bibliographiques ? Que peut-on espérer des données ichtyofauniques des jardins du Carrousel ?


fr Anthropozoologica 16 - Pages 127-130

Published on 01 October 1992

This article is a part of the thematic issue Animals and their products in trade and exchange. Proceedings of the 3rd international meeting of HASRI, Oxford, 8-11 November 1990

Fish supply to Paris during the sixteenth century: evidence from literary sources, and from fish bone remains from the Carrousel Gardens

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.

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