Emal Archaeology, Yucatan, Mexico

The archaeological site of Emal, Yucatan was one of the largest centers of ancient Maya salt production.  I helped Scott Johnson on recent field research at the site, which focused on understanding the production and export of this salt, as well as local subsistence strategies and the long-distance trade passing through this site. The video below shows some of the work we did at the site,  and the link below takes you to the website for the Emal project, where we did some recent mapping, surface collecting, and soil sampling to begin to answer questions related to salt production and trade.



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July 11, 2013 · 12:11 pm

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