ICAZ: Fish Remains Working Group

The Fish Remains Working Group is autonomous group affiliated with the International Council for Archaeolozoology.

 
 
 Image Source: https://www.alexandriaarchive.org/icaz/

Image Source: https://www.alexandriaarchive.org/icaz/

The International Council for Archaeozoology

"The International Council for Archaeozoology (ICAZ) is a nonprofit organization devoted to promoting archaeozoological research of the highest scientific standards and fostering communication among the international community of archaeozoologists. ICAZ members number more than 500 individuals from 50 countries around the world, all with the common interest of understanding past relationships between humans and animals" (www.alexandriaarchive.org).


 Image Courtesy of Virgiana Butler

Image Courtesy of Virgiana Butler

ICAZ Working Groups

"ICAZ Working Groups are autonomous groups formed around special themes of common interest. They meet according to their own schedules, sometimes in conjunction with ICAZ International Conferences. Some Working Groups publish their own newsletters and host their own websites. The proceedings of Working Group meetings are also sometimes published" (www.alexandriaarchive.org).


 Image Courtesy of Sara Lynn Cramb

Image Courtesy of Sara Lynn Cramb

 

The Fish Remains Working Group

"The Fish Remains Working Group (FRWG) was created during an informal meeting held at the Zoological Museum of the University of Copenhagen in 1980. Its members are an interdisciplinary consortium of researchers (archaeozoologists, archaeologists, zoologists, ichthyologists, historians, and fishery biologists) interested not only in the study of fish remains retrieved in archaeological sites from around the world, but also on any matter dealing with fishing, the fish trade, and fish consumption in prehistoric and historic times" (www.alexandriaarchive.org).