La fonction cynégétique des espaces boisés médiévaux à travers l'exemple des Cervidés et Lagomorphes (Nord-Pas-de-Calais, XIe-XVe siècles)


fr Anthropozoologica 28 - Pages 35-43

Published on 01 June 1999

Hunting characteristics of Medieval forested environments as illustrated by the case of Cervidae and wild rabbits (Nord-Pas-de-Calais, France, 11th-15th centuries)

Relations between man and animal are a determining factor from as early as the Middle Ages in our attempts to understand the forested ecosystems of what corresponds to the present-day region of Nord-Pas-de-Calais (France). This is demonstrated by the present article, on the evidence of Cervidae and wild rabbits introduced by man into forested environments managed for this purpose from the 11th to the 15th century.


Medieval hunting, Cervidae and wild rabbits, Forested environments of Nord-Pas-de-Calais (France), Landscape archaeology, Humanized ecosystems.

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