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date: 09 July 2020

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This article studies salt production in the Bronze Age, which was usually conducted in areas where briquetage has been found. Due to recent discoveries of well-preserved wooden objects, it has been revealed that the briquetage technique of producing salt was not the only one used during the Bronze Age. This discussion describes and explains some of these salt-producing techniques, from salt mining at Hallstatt and salt production using wooden troughs. However, it also emphasises that there is still a lack of a unified or systematic picture of the situation of salt production across Europe, despite the progress of research.

Keywords: salt production, briquetage, salt-producing techniques, salt mining, wooden troughs

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