Dig reveals 6,000-year-old salt hub in North Yorkshire

Dig reveals 6,000-year-old salt hub in North Yorkshire

The Guardian

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Archaeologist says neolithic discovery may be among oldest salt-processing sites in western Europe

Neolithic people were manufacturing salt in Britain almost 6,000 years ago, before the building of Stonehenge and more than two millennia earlier than was first thought, a new archaeological discovery suggests.

Excavations at a site at Street House farm in North Yorkshire have revealed evidence of the earliest salt production site ever found in the UK and one of the first of its kind in western Europe, dating to around 3,800BC.

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