The Metallurgical Process in Ancient North Peru

Shimada, Izumi; Epstein, Stephen; Craig, Alan K.
September 1983
Archaeology;Sep/Oct83, Vol. 36 Issue 5, p38
Describes the metallurgical process in ancient north Peru. Non-ferrous artifacts created by Andean craftsmen; Zones of metallurgical production within the Andean region, the north coast of Peru and the high-plateau border area of Bolivia, Chile, Peru and Argentina; Perception of Andean metallurgy as one of the world's major independent metallurgical traditions; Findings of the Princeton University Batan Grande-La Leche Archaeological Project; Investigation of every phase of the copper-production process in the region; Discovery of prehistoric mine and prospecting pits as well as Colonial and modern copper mines in Cerro Blanco.


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