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Een bodemkundige en geomorfologische benadering van de zoutproductie rond de Noordzee in de IJzertijd en Romeinse periode
Cox, L. (2009). Een bodemkundige en geomorfologische benadering van de zoutproductie rond de Noordzee in de IJzertijd en Romeinse periode. MSc Thesis. Universiteit Gent: Gent. 117, 100 pp.

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Documenttype: Doctoraat/Thesis/Eindwerk

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  • Cox, L.

Abstract
    Salt has always been an indispensable product. It was mainly obtained from sea water by using the briquetage technique or by means of saltpans. During the Iron Age and Roman period, it was produced along the North Sea coasts of the Southern Netherlands, Belgium, the northwest of France and the southeast of England. Consequently, traces of this craft were investigated archaeologically. The objective of this investigation is to determine where the saltmakers established themselves in the landscape. To study this, the landscape from the investigated period had to be reconstructed on the basis of soil maps, palaeogeographical maps and other sources. After all, the evolution with the (so-called) transgression and regression of the North Sea and the geomorphology of the coastal plain determined where the salt production sites could be established. However, there were also other factors that influenced the salt production and the location and the periodization of the salt production sites. The connection between these several elements is discussed in this study.

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