Fish bones: more than a detail in archeology!


About the research

"The study of a simple fishbone, provides us with a lot of insights on economic, ecologic and social level." Needless to say Wim Wouters is a fan of fish bones. He investigates fish remains from numerous archeological sites in order to reconstruct the history of fishing. 

Wim Wouters

Wim Wouters' first job at the Museum of Natural Sciences  that of skeleton preparer for the modern reference collections. Later he moved on to study fish remains from excavations. He studies the influence of human activities such as pollution, water management and fishing on fish stocks over time. In this way a broader picture of the history of fishing over the last thousands of years can be reconstructed.


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