Salt of the north. An interdisciplinary study of Roman salt production, distribution and consumption in the civitas Menapiorum

12 November 2018 → 11 November 2022
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Archaeology of the Low countries or Belgium
    • History not elsewhere classified
    • Methods in archaeology
    • Other history and archaeology not elsewhere classified
    • Studies of regions not elsewhere classified
Salt production Salt trade Gallo-Roman economy Civitas Menapiorum
Project description

Researchers concur that salt constituted a crucial part of the Gallo-Roman economy and in the civitas Menapiorum especially. Yet, curiously, little is known of the production process, the distribution to consumers and how salt affected the overall economic development of the region. This project aims to analyse these research questions through a multidisciplinary approach.