Periodic Reporting for period 1 - FISHARC (FISHing Ancient Reasons to address current Concerns)
Reporting period: 2015-10-01 to 2017-09-30
Additionally, the project has explored the development of Iberian commercial fisheries with a particular focus on hake. This way, it has been provided an updated catalogue of sites with hake evaluating its contribution through time. This study, carried out in collaboration, brings to light that the species was one of the major fishing items previous to AD 18th.
Finally, collagen samples from hake, conger eel, sardine, salmon, brown trout, sea trout and plaice have been sequenced and analysed for peptide fingerprinting, a protein-barcoding identification technique which uses mass spectrometry: ZooMS (Zooarchaeology by Mass Spectrometry) (WP3).