Early Metal Working in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Review of Recent Research

@article{Miller1994EarlyMW,
  title={Early Metal Working in Sub-Saharan Africa: A Review of Recent Research},
  author={Duncan Miller and Nikolaas van der Merwe},
  journal={The Journal of African History},
  year={1994},
  volume={35},
  pages={1 - 36}
}
This paper is a review of the course of research during the past decade into the history of indigenous metal working in sub-Saharan Africa. It comprises three sections: a summary of the chronology of early metallurgy and the spread of metal working; a description of African metal working in terms of mining, smelting and smithing, with particular emphasis on recent interpretations of the iron-smelting technology; and a conclusion summarizing the main developments and some lines of future enquiry… 
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