Salt Workers’ Residences Found at Underwater Maya Site

Salt Workers’ Residences Found at Underwater Maya Site
(AP Photo/Moises Castillo)

The ancient Maya had stone temples and palaces in the rainforest of Central America, along with dynastic records of royal leaders carved in stone, but they lacked a basic commodity essential to daily life: salt. The sources of salt are mainly along the coast, including salt flats on the Yucatan coast and brine-boiling along the coast of Belize, where it rains a lot. But how did the inland Maya maintain a supply of salt? 

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