Pork Belly - Now What?

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Did they have pink salt in 1500 BC (or BCE) for the anti-Christians? Bacon has been traced to then. The knowledge here is amazing. If you don't know, don't reply. Or, pay money for ad free useless crap.
Well, not in the exact formulations we have today, but many salt deposits are/were rich in nitrate (what we call saltpeter), so "curing" salt is actually a naturally occurring substance in a rough form.

I expect the ancients figured out which salt deposits kept their meat the longest and it went from there to where we now are with more refined processes.
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