- Daily life
The inhabitants of the Gallic village of Acy-Romance caught a lot of fish. The remains of more than 4500 have been found in kitchen waste. Seven species have been recorded, among which chub and pike are the most abundant; the remains of a number of cyprinids (barbel, gudgeon, tench, chub...) are unidentified. All these fish are a good size, which implies they were caught singly (harpoon?), rather than being trapped (fixed or hoop nets).
The fishing season can be worked out by the growth rings on the vertebrae of the best preserved. They were caught during the winter, spring and especially in summer. Pike were mainly fished in winter and spring, while chub were caught in summer. Finding the remains of fish caught in different seasons indicates that some of them were conserved (salted, smoked?).