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Title: Coals to Newcastle, copper to Magan? Isotopic analyses and the Persian Gulf metals trade
Contributor(s): Weeks, Lloyd  (author)orcid 
Publication Date: 2007
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Abstract: This paper reviews the most recent evidence for metal production and exchange systems in the Bronze Age Persian Gulf. In particular, the evidence for the use of non-Omani metal (tin and tin-bronze) is addressed, and the implications for our understanding of the development of local alloying and exchange are discussed. Subsequently, the more unexpected possibility that copper ingots were being imported into copper-rich Oman in the Bronze Age is addressed. Upon consideration of the evidence, it seems possible that the putative foreign copper ingots are in fact local products, although there is a deal of ambiguity in relation to these claims.
Publication Type: Book Chapter
Source of Publication: Metals and Mines: Studies in Archaeometallurgy, p. 89-96
Publisher: Archetype
Place of Publication: London, United Kingdom
ISBN: 9781904982197
Field of Research (FOR): 210103 Archaeology of Asia, Africa and the Americas
Socio-Economic Objective (SEO): 970121 Expanding Knowledge in History and Archaeology
HERDC Category Description: B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book
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Editor: Editor(s): Susan La Niece, Duncan Hook, Paul Craddock
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