What is it about?
Late Third Millennium BCE blacksmith workshops producing iron objects provide the earliest evidence of iron metallurgy in the world.
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Why is it important?
Contrary to the old predominant view, Africa was not a technological backwater that received all techniques from other continents
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This page is a summary of: On the Iron Front: New Evidence from North-Central Africa, Journal of African Archaeology, June 2010, Brill, DOI: 10.3213/1612-1651-10153.
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