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Magan - The Land of Copper


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List of illustrations and tables
1 - A country of environmental diversities
2 - A geological and mineralogical overview
3 - Basic elements of metallurgy
4 - Copper for Sumer
5 - The earliest appearance of metalworking
6 - Early Bronze Age: the Hafit period, ca. 3200-2800 BC
7 - Early Bronze Age: the Umm an-Nar period, ca. 2800-2000 BC
8 - The prehistoric copper mines
9 - Copper smelting in prehistoric Oman
10 - Middle and Late Bronze Age: the Wadi Suq period. ca. 2000-1300 BC
11 - Early Iron Age, ca. 1300-300 BC
12 - Chemical-Physical Analyses by Energy Dispersive X-Ray Fluorescence (EDXRF) - by Claudio Giardino and Giovanni Paternoster
Bibliographical references

About the Author

Claudio Giardino is Associate Professor of Prehistory and Protohistory at the University of Salento (Lecce, Italy), where he also teaches Prehistoric Archaeometallurgy at the Post-graduate School of Archaeology.

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