Dark Age Economics revisited: The English fish bone evidence AD 600-1600. Shortlisted for best paper published in Antiquity in 2004

C.M. Roberts, J.H. Barrett, A.M. Locker

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When did the market economy come to Europe? Fish might seem an unlikely commodity to throw light on the matter, but the authors use fish bones from English sites to offer a vivid account of the rise and rise of the marketas a factor in European development from the late tenth century.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)618-636
Number of pages18
Issue number301
Publication statusPublished - Sept 2004


  • England
  • Europe
  • medieval
  • Dark Age
  • fish
  • trade
  • market

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