La pêche est au bout du jardin... Deux îles, hier et aujourd'hui


fr Anthropozoologica 21 - Pages 7-20

Published on 01 November 1995

This article is a part of the thematic issue Animal in man's space, man in the animal space. Proceedings of the 5th international meeting of HASRI, Genova, 23-25 November 1994

Fishing at the end of the garden... Two islands, yesterday and today.

Sometimes the faunal tables obtained by determination of fish bone remains make it possible to grasp the extent of human space utilisation. Two geographically and culturally distant islands give the picture of comparable man-animal spatial relationships, today and 5 000 years ago. Observations concerning the present fishing methods of two coastal sites, Ponthezières at Oléron (final Neolithic) and Bahrain, ancient Dilmoun, in the Arabo-Persian Gulf, show the same use of coastal space, with low-tide utilisation of permanent fishtraps.


Ethnoarchaeozoology, Archaeoichthyology, Permanent fishtraps, Bahrain, Oléron.

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