Posted by Kate Phizackerley on Monday, December 06, 2010

So I know this isn't Egypt but such an early date for mining even on another continent is important as it suggests 'civilisation' got going earlier than is often supposed.  I'd like to see some confirmation though.  If I understand it correctly it is also not being associated with metal working.


Anonymous said...

When it says "iron oxide", does it mean haemetite? This was used in jewellery by several ancient cultures.


Admin Control Panel