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Title: Prehistoric Metallurgy at Tell Abraq, U. A. E.
Contributor(s): Weeks, Lloyd  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 1997
DOI: 10.1111/j.1600-0471.1997.tb00147.x
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Abstract: This article presents the results of an investigation into the production of copper and bronze objects at the prehistoric site of Tell Abraq, United Arab Emirates (Fig. 1). During the course of four seasons of excavation since 1989, over 550 metal objects have been unearthed from all occupational phases at Tell Abraq. These objects were made of copper and copper alloys, and consist not only of completed objects and recognisable fragments of such, but also amorphous 'blobs' or droplets of metal, ceramic fragments with copper adhering and a copper ingot. Such discoveries led the excavators of Tell Abraq to suspect that copper and bronze may have been worked at the site in antiquity (2).
Publication Type: Journal Article
Source of Publication: Arabian Archaeology and Epigraphy, 8(1), p. 11-85
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell Publishing Inc
Place of Publication: United States of America
ISSN: 0905-7196
Field of Research (FOR): 210102 Archaeological Science
210103 Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
950502 Understanding Asias Past
Peer Reviewed: Yes
HERDC Category Description: C1 Refereed Article in a Scholarly Journal
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