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|Title:||Coals to Newcastle, copper to Magan? Isotopic analyses and the Persian Gulf metals trade||Contributor(s):||Weeks, Lloyd (author)||Publication Date:||2007||Handle Link:||https://hdl.handle.net/1959.11/15094||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||HERDC Category Description:||B1 Chapter in a Scholarly Book||Other Links:||http://trove.nla.gov.au/version/30192636||Statistics to Oct 2018:||Visitors: 163
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