Message #390:

From: AzTeC SW Archaeology SIG

To:   Matthias Giessler

Subject: Look for Salt Residue

Date: Mon, 15 Dec 1997 19:46:28 -0700



[ Dave -- Regarding Message 386 How about
providing technical photos/drawings to accompany -- SASIG Ed. ]

From: Dave Simons 

In response to Dave Phillips question about hollowed out logs, in the NW
part of NM similar artifacts have been documented. These are interpreted as
being salt troughs for livestock (vs. block salt licks commonly used
today). I  can't think of a good reference off of the top of my head, but
most "old timers" involved in ranching can probably give more information.

Dave Simons, BLM-FDO
dsimons@nm0151wp.nmso.nm.blm.gov