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THE HEART OF STEEL : A METALLURGICAL INTERPRETATION OF IRON IN

@inproceedings{Russo2007THEHO,
  title={THE HEART OF STEEL : A METALLURGICAL INTERPRETATION OF IRON IN},
  author={Ruth Russo},
  year={2007}
}
The Iliad and the Odyssey co-evolved with the use of iron, and so a detailed examination of iron in the Homeric poems has the potential to flesh out a “fuller cultural history” (1) of the Greeks: what they considered the properties of iron objects, and how iron acquires these properties. I believe the texts distinguish three types of iron: bloom iron, wrought iron, and steel, despite the fact that most translations simply use the English word “iron” for all three, and thus render anemic both… Expand
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Three bow drills were discovered in the 400 BC Ma‘agan Mikhael ship. Radiography revealed a square cross-section recess for the bit in the wooden stock of one of the drills. Metal particles, remainsExpand

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