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This research subject examines a wide number of questions regarding the use of the river’s natural resources and how were these exploited for subsistence. Areas for research include understanding past use of wetlands for food production; riverside villages and infrastrsucture; fishing and shell-fish gathering; tanning and cloth manufacture and illnesses and disease associated with the river Thames. A full list of the research themes can be found in the Riverpedia Research Framework.


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Check out the articles below to learn more about Food, Clothing & Housing.

  • Fishermen and the Condition of the River
  • Fishtraps on the Thames
  • Food, Clothing & Housing
  • History of Thames Smelt Fishers
  • Medieval Whales and Whaling
  • Where and When Did Thames Smelt Fishermen Fish?