SALT AND INVOLVED SCIENCES: palaeontology, geology, hydrogeology, hydrology, limnology, geography, mineralogy, petrography, limnology, prehistory, archaeology, history, economy, numismatics, ethnography, ethnoarchaeology, heritage studies, museology, economic anthropology, food sciences, statistics, sociology, biology, botany, chemistry, medicine (popular and scientific uses), pharmacology, ethology, agronomy, theology, legal sciences, iconography, linguistics, folklore studies, cultural studies, literary studies, hermeneutics, astronomy, etc.


  • Environment
  • Natural (physicochemical properties) tangible and intangible heritage
  • Gastronomy
  • Human and animal feeding
  • Preservation (meat, bacon, fish, cheese, vegetables, green goods, fruits, etc.)
  • Other uses (tanning leather, beauty, cosmetics and make up, etc.)
  • Economic aspects (barter, commerce, contraband, robbery, etc.)
  • Legal and administrative regulations
  • Exploitation practices and industrial exploitations (tools, transport and storage containers, etc.)
  • Mythologies, religions, cults, rituals, beliefs, superstitions, mentalities, secret societies, magic, vows, curses, voodoo, prohibitions, shamanism, esoterism and witchcraft
  • Indigenous cultures (ancient customs)
  • Folk literature (stories, tales, and proverbs) and cult literature
  • Vocabulary, toponymy, anthroponymy, phraseology
  • Art (art rock and petroglyphs, painting, sculpture, cinema, music, photography)
  • Artcraft
  • Tourism
    Types of salt, salt waters (oceans, seas, lakes, ponds, rivers, springs), salt outcrops, salty soils
  • Bacterial, microbial and animal life in salt waters
  • Desalinization
  • Human and animal mobility
  • Control of salt resources, strategic value, conflicts, manufacture-related uses (including the construction of salt houses and winter de-icing operations)
  • Hunting
  • Sexuality
  • Hide-working
  • Alchemical procedures
  • Treatment of the deceased
  • Symbolic uses
  • Scientific and cultural representations
  • History of sciences
  • Space exploration and colonization
  • Professions
  • Academic education
  • The Encyclopedia of Salt
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