A salt production site in Baratti Bay (Tuscany, Italy) and the socio-economic impact of transhumance in Central Appennines during the Late Bronze Age

Giorgio Baratti, A. Varenna

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Abstract

The recent archaeological investigations carried out in the beach of Baratti Bay(Piombino, Tuscany, Italy) have revealed the existence of an important salt production sitedated to the Late Bronze Age (10th century B.C.). A detailed analysis of the stratigraphicsequence attested the employment of fire in the activities of extraction and, possibly, theproduction of salt blocks, which could be easily transported and traded. This method is nowdocumented by a growing number of sites in Italy, mainly located in the central Tyrrheniancoast and occupied during the Late Bronze Age. In this regard, it should be emphasized thatthere was a close relationship between the production and the commercialization of saltblocks in central coastal Italy and the development of a pastoral economy among thecommunities that occupied the Apennines region in protohistoric times
Lingua originaleEnglish
Titolo della pubblicazione ospite3rd INTERNATIONAL CONGRESS ON THE ANTHROPOLOGY OF SALT, BOOK OF ABSTRACTS, Gesaltza Añana/Salinas de Añana 12-15 September 2018
Pagine14
Numero di pagine1
Stato di pubblicazionePubblicato - 2018
EventoInternational Congress on the Anthropology of Salt - Vitoria-Gasteiz
Durata: 12 set 201815 set 2018

Convegno

ConvegnoInternational Congress on the Anthropology of Salt
CittàVitoria-Gasteiz
Periodo12/9/1815/9/18

Keywords

  • Anthropology of salt
  • Antropologia del sale
  • Archaology of Salt
  • Archeologia del sale

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