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作者 Harding, Anthony
書名 Salt in Prehistoric Europe
出版項 Leiden : Sidestone Press, 2013
©2013
國際標準書號 9789088902383 (electronic bk.)
9789088902017
book jacket
說明 1 online resource (276 pages)
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computer c rdamedia
online resource cr rdacarrier
附註 Cover Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- Preface -- 1 Introduction -- The uses of salt -- The action of salt in the body -- History of research -- Conclusion -- 2 Salt: what it is, where and why it appears -- What is salt? -- Origin and occurrence of salt deposits -- Conclusion -- 3 Production techniques through the ages -- The techniques -- Ethnography -- Written sources: classical antiquity, medieval and early modern -- Conclusion -- 4 From earliest times to the Chalcolithic -- Introduction -- Salt up to the end of the Chalcolithic: conclusions -- 5 The Bronze Age -- Briquetage -- Mines and quarries -- The trough technique -- The Bronze Age - summary -- 6 The Iron Age: Austrian mines, French briquetage, English Red Hills and other sites -- Lagoons and salt-pans: Greece and Rome -- Mining and quarrying -- Salt-boiling using briquetage -- The Iron Age: summary -- 7 The development of salt working through European prehistory -- The salt zones of Europe -- 8 Salt as an economic resource -- The scale of production -- The movement of salt -- Salt and metal -- Salt as an economic resource: conclusion -- 9 Salt and society -- Chaînes opératoires -- Cross-craft interaction -- Commoditization/Commodification -- Technological innovation -- Salt and society -- Gender aspects -- Provisioning production sites -- Towards a new narrative of salt production -- 10 Conclusions and prospects -- Salt today -- The future of salt from the past -- Appendix -- References
Salt was a commodity of great importance in the ancient past, just as it is today. Its roles in promoting human health and in making food more palatable are well-known; in peasant societies it also plays a very important role in the preservation of foodstuffs and in a range of industries. Uncovering the evidence for the ancient production and use of salt has been a concern for historians over many years, but interest in the archaeology of salt has been a particular focus of research in recent times.This book charts the history of research on archaeological salt and traces the story of its production in Europe from earliest times down to the Iron Age. It presents the results of recent research, which has shown how much new evidence is now available from the different countries of Europe. The book considers new approaches to the archaeology of salt, including a GIS analysis of the oft-cited association between Bronze Age hoards and salt sources, and investigates the possibility of a new narrative of salt production in prehistoric Europe based on the role of salt in society, including issues of gender and the control of sources.The book is intended for both academics and the general reader interested in the prehistory of a fundamental but often under-appreciated commodity in the ancient past. It includes the results of the author's own research as well as an up-to-date survey of current work.About the author:Anthony Harding is Professor of Archaeology at the University of Exeter, UK, and an authority on the European Bronze Age. He is a Fellow of the British Academy and Chairman of Trustees of the journal Antiquity. From 2003-2009 he was President of the European Association of Archaeologists
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Electronic reproduction. Ann Arbor, Michigan : ProQuest Ebook Central, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to ProQuest Ebook Central affiliated libraries
鏈接 Print version: Harding, Anthony Salt in Prehistoric Europe Leiden : Sidestone Press,c2013 9789088902017
主題 Salt -- Europe -- History.;Mines and mineral resources, Prehistoric
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Alt Author Harding, Alan
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