Project

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

Duration
12 November 2018 → Ongoing
Funding
Regional and community funding: Special Research Fund
Research disciplines
  • Humanities
    • Archaeology
    • History
    • Theory and methodology of archaeology
    • Other history and archaeology
    • Study of regions
Keywords
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.