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Author Topic: Hunting in Anglo-Saxon England  (Read 30218 times)

cenwulf

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Re: Hunting in Anglo-Saxon England
« Reply #15 on: March 19, 2015, 09:13:09 PM »
[I would like to ask what sources you have uses for your information on time, because I know it is a lot early, but the beauty of Neolithic craftmanship shows that farmera had a lot of spare time. Then again that was 4000 years prior to the period we are talking about. I am not a farmer and no next to nothing about farming but I wanted to know wether the timing was in fact true.


Well, it's obviously all theory, but I just finished a Coursera course "A Brief History of Humankind" by Dr Yuval Noah Harari where he makes a good case for this. He has an accompanying book "Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind" which details his arguments. You can also check out his website and his YouTube video channel, especially Lesson 3 part 2 from 22 minutes.

Æðelstān

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Re: Hunting in Anglo-Saxon England
« Reply #16 on: April 22, 2015, 06:05:25 PM »
Streona,
I was just found this article abou Northern European peoples being reluctant to adopt farming http://www.dailymail.co.uk/sciencetech/article-3031733/Neolithic-Northern-Europeans-reluctant-farmers-Agriculture-spread-south-colder-climes-clung-hunter-gatherer-lifestyles.html
I was also wondering if anyone knew if there was a change in hunting in AS society?

peter

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Re: Hunting in Anglo-Saxon England
« Reply #17 on: April 22, 2015, 08:01:49 PM »
  As far as I can recall Mithen seemed to think that the northern farmers and hunter/gatherers lived side by side, (one complementing the other?) although farming did take longer to reach the north for obvious reasons. I seem to recall a glitch created by the 'Younger Dryas' which was another mini-ice age around 8000BC, followed by another smaller one about 6000BC this would have caused far more problems in the north, although I think it caused some problems in the Middle -East and Sub-Saharan Africa as well. I researched a bit of this stuff for some agricultural studies I did with a local archaeology group, but it's a bit of a distant memory now. It seems I'll have to read all the books again....damn! One thing I clearly remember is a suspected link between warfare and the beginnings of farming, so it's always been about power and land.....ho-hum!  (Streona is defunct I'm back with the birth-name).

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Re: Hunting in Anglo-Saxon England
« Reply #18 on: November 05, 2015, 04:58:22 PM »
I recently heard about designated 'deer parks' which were closed off areas owned by people for hunting in and I think (though I may be wrong) that you could pay for access. I also heard that in, I think, Athelstan's law codes it states that if a man were to poach a deer then they would have to give the hind part of the animal to the owner and nothing more.