The question of meteoritic versus smelted nickel‐rich iron: Archaeological evidence and experimental results

@article{Photos1989TheQO,
  title={The question of meteoritic versus smelted nickel‐rich iron: Archaeological evidence and experimental results},
  author={E. Photos},
  journal={World Archaeology},
  year={1989},
  volume={20},
  pages={403-421}
}
  • E. Photos
  • Published 1989
  • Geology
  • World Archaeology
Abstract The absence, until now, of evidence for the smelting of nickel‐rich iron ores has led to much speculation about the respective nature and properties of smelted nickel‐rich iron compared to iron meteorites. The relevant literature on the latter subject is critically reviewed. Recently, archaeological evidence of smelting of nickel‐rich lateritic iron ores (bloom, slag) has surfaced in a second century BC settlement in north Greece. Experimental smelting of similar iron ores has shown… Expand

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