David at [log in to unmask] writes:
<< I am curious about the presence of salt in the diets of ancient
inhabitants of Ireland, >>
This subject was covered quite extensively on one of the IRQUAS-related
mailing lists a couple of years ago (as I recall). I'm not sure which of the 8
lists covered the subject (perhaps the Iron Age one?), but all of the archives
are searchable. The project website is at > http://www.maqqi.supanet.com/ <.
If you click on "Archaeology" in the top row of subjects, you'll go to a page
detailing the various lists. The lists are not highly active, but they are
serious lists. Perhaps someone on this list might recall more specific
information on that extended discussion.
Pete Schermerhorn, in the glorious Berkshire hills of western Massachusetts