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Camelerio Wrote:
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> Hello Engbren
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> In your point of view ... it was the begining or
> the end of a powerfull knowledge ?

Hi Camelerio,

I am really not an expert in this field. However, there are two distinctions - the Nihal Mishmar metallurgical hoard, the subject of the OP is dated to circa 5,500 years ago and is one of the earliest demonstrations of the lost wax casting technique. So by that time, metallurgy has been formed and a sophisticated casting technique adopted. What this latest article shows, is the ability to make copper artefacts approximately 500 years prior. There may be other examples of copper and/or smelting artefacts that I am unaware of from this time or earlier. What was interesting to me in the latest article is that the smelting is done away from the mine site, and the authors propose that this was to protect the knowledge and see this as evidence of early stratification of society.

Regards,
Brendan

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Re: Nahal Mishmar Metallurgical Hoard, Levant c.3500BC-Egypt Connection 659 Eddie Larry 25-Apr-18 18:20
Re: Nahal Mishmar Metallurgical Hoard, Levant c.3500BC-Egypt Connection 648 Thanos5150 15-May-18 03:23
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Re: Nahal Mishmar Metallurgical Hoard, Levant c.3500BC-Egypt Connection 1066 Thanos5150 15-May-18 22:44
Re: Nahal Mishmar Metallurgical Hoard, Levant c.3500BC-Egypt Connection 556 Thanos5150 15-May-18 23:55
Re: Nahal Mishmar Metallurgical Hoard, Levant c.3500BC-Egypt Connection 557 Thanos5150 18-Nov-18 03:02
Re: Nahal Mishmar Metallurgical Hoard, Levant c.3500BC-Egypt Connection 670 Notinham 16-May-18 00:54
Re: Nahal Mishmar Metallurgical Hoard, Levant c.3500BC-Egypt Connection 744 Thanos5150 24-Nov-18 16:22
Re: Nahal Mishmar Metallurgical Hoard, Levant c.3500BC-Egypt Connection 580 Thanos5150 21-May-18 04:37
Re: Nahal Mishmar Metallurgical Hoard, Levant c.3500BC-Egypt Connection 563 Notinham 21-May-18 22:50
Re: Nahal Mishmar Metallurgical Hoard, Levant c.3500BC-Egypt Connection 578 Thanos5150 22-May-18 20:37
Re: Nahal Mishmar Metallurgical Hoard, Levant c.3500BC-Egypt Connection 542 Notinham 23-May-18 15:07
Re: Nahal Mishmar Metallurgical Hoard, Levant c.3500BC-Egypt Connection 398 engbren 19-Aug-19 01:29
Re: Nahal Mishmar Metallurgical Hoard, Levant c.3500BC-Egypt Connection 437 Thanos5150 19-Aug-19 18:45
Re: Nahal Mishmar Metallurgical Hoard, Levant c.3500BC-Egypt Connection 469 Thanos5150 30-Sep-19 18:33
Re: Nahal Mishmar Metallurgical Hoard, Levant c.3500BC-Egypt Connection 358 Thanos5150 29-Dec-19 05:17
Re: Nahal Mishmar Metallurgical Hoard, Levant c.3500BC-Egypt Connection 303 engbren 31-Dec-19 11:25
Re: Nahal Mishmar Metallurgical Hoard, Levant c.3500BC-Egypt Connection 326 Thanos5150 01-Jan-20 17:52
Re: Nahal Mishmar Metallurgical Hoard, Levant c.3500BC-Egypt Connection 314 Thanos5150 03-Jan-20 16:53
Re: Nahal Mishmar Metallurgical Hoard, Levant c.3500BC-Egypt Connection 278 engbren 12-Jan-20 06:04
Re: Nahal Mishmar Metallurgical Hoard, Levant c.3500BC-Egypt Connection 283 engbren 05-Jan-20 05:40
Re: Nahal Mishmar Metallurgical Hoard, Levant c.3500BC-Egypt Connection 302 Thanos5150 05-Jan-20 16:21
Re: Nahal Mishmar Metallurgical Hoard, Levant c.3500BC-Egypt Connection 264 engbren 07-Jan-20 11:22
Evidence of copper smelting from c.6500 years ago 201 engbren 08-Oct-20 02:24
Re: Evidence of copper smelting from c.6500 years ago 188 Camelerio 10-Oct-20 23:18
Re: Evidence of copper smelting from c.6500 years ago 169 engbren 12-Oct-20 11:10
Re: Evidence of copper smelting from c.6500 years ago 173 Camelerio 14-Oct-20 23:02
Re: Evidence of copper smelting from c.6500 years ago 202 Hanslune 16-Oct-20 00:48
Re: Nahal Mishmar Metallurgical Hoard, Levant c.3500BC-Egypt Connection 300 engbren 29-Jan-20 02:23


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