Evidence for 1500-year-old salt boiling found in China

Archaeologists found evidence for salt boiling industry in form of several features at a site in Huanghua, Hebei province, China. The sites date to the Tang Dynasty (618—907 AD).

Excavations at the site (by People's Daily Online)
Excavations at the site (by People’s Daily Online)

The state of preservation of archaeological features at these sites vary, as the majority of the sites is intact, but some are reported to have been damaged. The size of the archaeological features is said to range range from 1 to 6 meters in diameter. There are also a number of ash ditches and holes reported to have been found around the salt-boiling areas. The site has been dated to the Tang Dynasty times basing on the finds of porcelain shards and bricks.

Salt boiling residue (by People's Daily Online)
Salt boiling residue (by People’s Daily Online)

(after People’s Daily Online)

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