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Belgium - finds from trawl fishing, dredging and beach walking
Pieters, M.; De Clercq, M.; Demerre, I.; Missiaen, T.; Van Haelst, S. (2018). Belgium - finds from trawl fishing, dredging and beach walking, in: Fischer, A. et al. (Ed.) Oceans of archaeology. pp. 89-93
In: Fischer, A.; Pedersen, L. (Ed.) (2018). Oceans of archaeology. The National Museum of Denmark/Jutland Archaeological Society: Højbjerg. ISBN 978-87-93423-25-1. 237 pp., more

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Keywords
    Archaeology
    Catching methods > Net fishing > Trawling
    Fossils
    Mammoths
    Organic matter > Biogenic deposits > Organic sediments > Peat
    Walruses
    ANE, Belgium [Marine Regions]
    Marine

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  • Missiaen, T., more
  • Van Haelst, S., more

Abstract
    Belgian archaeologists have only recently become engaged in the exploration of the early prehistory of the sea floor. Finds held in local museums and private collections, as well as those presented in many local publications, have proved to hold rich information of relevance. This information derives from the crews of Belgian fishing boats who, for decades, have brought up fossil bones from the North Sea. These finds were apparently recovered from infills in ancient river valleys and are often remarkably well preserved – demonstrating a quality of preservation that most likely also applies to inundated early prehistoric remains.

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