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Arizona Archaeological Society – Little Colorado River Chapter

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Arizona Archaeological Society – Little Colorado River Chapter


August 2018

Working in the Salt Mine: Ancient and Historic Mining of Salt in Arizona – Springerville

August 20 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Springerville Heritage Center, 418 E. Main Stret
Springerville, AZ 85938 United States
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Salt has been a valuable trade item throughout human history. Native American salt procurement in the Southwest involved dangerous journeys across sacred landscapes associated with a deity called Salt Woman. This presentation describes the history of a famous salt mine in Camp Verde, Arizona, where prehistoric Sinagua tools used for mining salt were discovered in the 1920s by historic miners deep inside tunnels dug into a thick, fresh-water salt deposit. Numerous photographs are shown of these well-preserved, 700-year old tools…

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