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Rethinking the bronze-iron transition in Iran: copper and iron metallurgy before the Achaemenid Period

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Iran, a country rich in mineral resources, has a long history of metal working. Copper objects first appeared in the 7th millennium BC and in the following millennia, copper became the material of choice for the production of many objects. Artefacts of iron began to appear in the mid 2nd millennium BC and by the mid 1st, iron had replaced bronze for most uses, but the reasons for this change remain unclear.

This thesis seeks to examine the transition from bronze to iron metallurgy f...

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University of Oxford
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HUMS
Department:
History Faculty
Oxford college:
Wolfson College
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Publication date:
2012
Type of award:
DPhil
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Doctoral
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Oxford University, UK
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English
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2014-05-29

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