E. B asks:
What is the shelf life of various meats (beef/fish/pork/poultry) using various ancient preservation methods (circa Ancient Egypt 3500-2000BC) in days/weeks/months. (salted vs unsalted)
Assume its being done by someone who knows what they are doing. The environment is very hot and dry, Freezing is not an option.
Answer by Bert C
Salted, dried, pickled or brined foods will last for years if properly prepared, especially meats. Fruits and vegetables will last weeks to months.