History of Early Mining and Metal Production

History of Early Mining and Metal Production

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This text is a comprehensive account of the development of extractive metallurgy from its inception to the Industrial Revolution. Drawing on information gained through state-of-the-art archaeological sampling methods, the secrets of early mining and smelting techniques are revealed, as well as the dramatic technological developments that transformed those processes in the 16th-19th centuries. Integrating documentary evidence with metallurgical study and new information from archaeological excavations in Europe, India, Iran, North America and China, this work offers a full history of mining and metal production worldwide.show more

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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 50.8mm | 861.82g
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • 0748604987
  • 9780748604982