The salt of the Gallic ones
The Old one of Salt: as of 800 before J-C
It is probable that in our areas the tribes of the littoral have, as of the Neolithic era, improved the taste of their food while adding to it of sea water or the salt scraped in the puddle pools desiccated by the sun. As of 800 years before Jesus-Christ salt is extracted from mines in the North of the Alps (HALSTADT) then exploited almost “industrially” on the coasts of the English Channel and the Atlantic until the end of the Age of Iron.

The salt of the Gallics oneThe basic technique was to obtain a brine concentrated then to desiccate it in small clay containers posed above ovens with ember. Pierre GOULETQUER in 1970, described a workshop on the beach of MESPERLEUC' H in Plouhinec (29). One estimated the production at 50 kg of salt per oven and season.

The salt of the Gallics oneFollowing the Roman conquest, this technique declined vis-a-vis the development of the Mediterranean and Atlantic salt pans. During the Protohistory, salt seems to have gradually acquired the statute of product of strong value, synonymous with economic power but so political. Thereafter, as soon as a state starts to be organized, it controls the trade of salt to draw a direct benefit or to prevent the speculation from it.The salt of the Gallics one width=

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