Cairo to Cape: The Spread of Metallurgy Through Eastern and Southern Africa

  title={Cairo to Cape: The Spread of Metallurgy Through Eastern and Southern Africa},
  author={D. Killick},
  journal={Journal of World Prehistory},
  • D. Killick
  • Published 2009
  • Geography
  • Journal of World Prehistory
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