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The Ohio State University 1988-06 Lead and Lead Poisoning from Antiquity to Modern Times

@inproceedings{Lessler1988TheOS,
  title={The Ohio State University 1988-06 Lead and Lead Poisoning from Antiquity to Modern Times},
  author={Lessler},
  year={1988}
}
  • Lessler
  • Published 1 June 1988
  • History
Lead, because of its low melting point, was one of the first metals used by man. It was probably isolated soon after the ancients discovered the use of fire. Archeological discoveries indicate the presence of lead objects and pigments during the early Bronze Age. In ancient Egyptian and Greco-Roman times metallic lead was produced as a by-product of silver mining. Extensive evidence of ancient mining and smelting exists in both the Orient and Mediterranean regions. Although generally thought of… 

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