"Please pass the salt" – an ethnoarchaeological study of salt and salt fermented fish production, use and trade in Northeast Thailand

Yankowski, Andrea, Kerdsap, Puangtip, and Chang, Nigel (2015) "Please pass the salt" – an ethnoarchaeological study of salt and salt fermented fish production, use and trade in Northeast Thailand. Journal of Indo-Pacific Archaeology, 37. pp. 4-13.

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Abstract

Northeast Thailand is known for salt production, both today and in the past. Prehistoric salt sites are found throughout the region and ethnographic and historical data demonstrates the importance of salt as a commodity as well as for preserving and fermenting fish. This paper explores the archaeology and cultural history of salt and salt fermented fish products in Northeast Thailand and the Greater Mekong Delta region. Using archaeological, historical and ethnographic data, it addresses how the foods we eat and our preparation methods can be deeply rooted in our cultural history and identity, and discusses the ways in which they can be studied in the archaeological record to learn about the past.

Item ID: 38754
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 2375-0510
Funders: Earthwatch Institute
Date Deposited: 25 Jun 2015 00:01
FoR Codes: 21 HISTORY AND ARCHAEOLOGY > 2101 Archaeology > 210103 Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas @ 80%
16 STUDIES IN HUMAN SOCIETY > 1601 Anthropology > 160104 Social and Cultural Anthropology @ 20%
SEO Codes: 95 CULTURAL UNDERSTANDING > 9505 Understanding Past Societies > 950502 Understanding Asias Past @ 100%
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