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An archaeology of salt production in Fiji

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  • David V Burley
  • Karine Tache
  • Margaret Purser
  • Ratu Jone Balenaivalu

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JournalAntiquity
DatePublished - Mar 2011
Issue number327
Volume85
Number of pages14
Pages (from-to)187-200
Original languageEnglish

Abstract

The authors report the first exposure of prehis-toric salt-working in the Pacific, one that used solarevaporationofseawateronlargeflanged clay dishes. This short-lived industry of the seventh century AD disappeared beneath the dunes, but its documented nineteenth- and twentieth-century successors offer it many useful analogies: the salt, now extracted by boiling brine, was supplied to inland communities upriver, where it functioned as a prime commodity for prestige and trade and an agent of social change.

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