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Global Fishing in the North Atlantic: Archaeological research on Basque fisheries in Canada and Ireland

Thursday 11 January 2024
Van Steenis
Einsteinweg 2
2333 CC Leiden
Laboratory for Archaeozoological Studies

Since the Middle Ages, the Basques have been involved in deep-sea fishing in the North Atlantic. The first known experiences along the British coasts soon spread to North America and then to Greenland. The aim of this talk is to provide a broad overview of this subject, setting the scene, looking at its material features and exploring its links with wider global processes. 

Sergio Escribano-Ruiz is Lecturer of Archaeology at the University of the Basque Country (UPV/EHU) and has been the principal investigator of several projects related to archaeological heritage ranging from the Middle Ages to the Contemporary Era. He is UNESCO Chair on Cultural Landscapes and Heritage He has been member of the Council of the Society for Post-Medieval Archaeology (2016-2021); and since 2018 serves on the International Committee of the AIECM3 (Association Internationale pour l'Etude des Céramiques Médiévales et Modernes en Méditerranée). 

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