Article ID: CBB001321028

Tainted Ores and the Rise of Tin Bronzes in Eurasia, c. 6500 Years Ago (2013)

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The earliest tin bronze artefacts in Eurasia are generally believed to have appeared in the Near East in the early third millennium BC. Here we present tin bronze artefacts that occur far from the Near East, and in a significantly earlier period. Excavations at Plo ik, a Vin a culture site in Serbia, recovered a piece of tin bronze foil from an occupation layer dated to the mid fifth millennium BC. The discovery prompted a reassessment of 14 insufficiently contextualised early tin bronze artefacts from the Balkans. They too were found to derive from the smelting of coppertin ores. These tin bronzes extend the record of bronze making by c. 1500 years, and challenge the conventional narrative of Eurasian metallurgical development. [ABSTRACT FROM AUTHOR]

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Authors & Contributors
Mei, Jianjun
Evans, Chris
Charlton, Mike
Armada, Xosé-Lois
Friedrich Frhr. Waitz von Eschen
Lu Wang
Journals
Ziran Kexueshi Yanjiu (Studies in the History of Natural Sciences)
Zhongguo Keji Shiliao (China Historical Materials of Science and Technology)
Technikgeschichte: Beiträge zur Geschichte der Technik und Industrie
Journal of Global History
International Journal for the History of Engineering and Technology
Indian Journal of History of Science
Publishers
Renaissance Books
University Press of Colorado
Springer
Oxford University Press
Oxbow Books
Johns Hopkins University Press
Concepts
Metals and metallic compounds
Copper and copper industry
Metallurgy
Smelting
Mines and mining
Bronze
People
Zumbe, Carl
Thompson, Robert Means
Hybinette, Noak Victor
Time Periods
Prehistory
19th century
Ancient
18th century
Edo period (Japan, 1603-1868)
Han dynasty (China, 202 B.C.-220 A.D.)
Places
China
United States
Japan
Europe
Montana (U.S.)
Great Britain
Institutions
East India Company (English)
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