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dc.contributor.authorHumphris, Janeen
dc.contributor.authorScheibner, Thomasen
dc.date.accessioned2019-06-17T23:31:13Z
dc.date.available2019-06-17T23:31:13Z
dc.date.issued2017-09en
dc.identifier.issn0263-0338
dc.identifier.urihttps://www.repository.cam.ac.uk/handle/1810/293683
dc.description.abstractRecent archaeometallurgical investigations in Sudan have provided 97 radiocarbon dates which are used here to present a new chronology for ancient iron production associated with the Kingdom of Kush. Understandings of the formation, stratigraphy and dating of metallurgical waste deposits are used to demonstrate that iron production was practiced in the Meroe area for more than 1000 years, potentially starting as early as the 25th Dynasty period. Likely dates for the emergence and ending of iron smelting are considered in relation to political, economic and socio-cultural developments. The value and potential of this new chronology are explored, for example, in terms of insights into scale of production over time and resulting indications of organisation and management of this ancient technology.
dc.description.sponsorshipQatar Sudan Archaeology Project grant 037 UCL Qatar core funding
dc.languageenen
dc.publisherSpringer Nature
dc.rightsAttribution 4.0 International
dc.rights.urihttps://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/
dc.titleA New Radiocarbon Chronology for Ancient Iron Production in the Meroe Region of Sudanen
dc.typeArticle
prism.endingPage413
prism.issueIdentifier3en
prism.publicationDate2017en
prism.publicationNameAfrican Archaeological Reviewen
prism.startingPage377
prism.volume34en
dc.identifier.doi10.17863/CAM.40795
dcterms.dateAccepted2017-06-12en
rioxxterms.versionofrecord10.1007/s10437-017-9267-xen
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rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttp://www.rioxx.net/licenses/all-rights-reserveden
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-09en
dc.contributor.orcidHumphris, Jane [0000-0001-6963-2143]
dc.identifier.eissn1572-9842
rioxxterms.typeJournal Article/Reviewen
cam.issuedOnline2017-10-19en


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