The origins of iron metallurgy in Africa: new light on its antiquity, West and Central Africa
The authors of this joint work, part of the 'Iron Roads in Africa' project, are distinguished archaeologists, historians, metallographic engineers, anthropologists and sociologists. As they trace the history of iron in Africa, including many technical details and discussion of the social, economic and cultural effects of the industry, they restore to the continent an 'important yardstick of civilization that it has, until now, been denied'. UNESCO's study of iron metallurgy in Africa is intended to draw attention to the contribution that African metallurgists--smelters and blacksmiths--have made to the technical heritage of humanity
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The Beginnings of Iron Metallurgy in West Africa J F Jemkur
The Impact of Iron in Yorubaland LA Akinjogbin
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African iron metallurgy anvil archaeological Aremu artefacts Bantu blacksmiths bloom bloomery Bocoum Burkina Faso carbon cast iron Central Africa centre century B.C. charcoal chronological context Cote d'Or cultural Dimmi Dogon early Essomba Ethnoarchaeological evidence excavations Fluzin Fluzin Photo forge fragments Gara Tchia Bo hearth Igbo inclusions industry ingot Iron Age iron and steelmaking iron in Africa iron oxide iron production Iron Roads iron technology iron-smelting sites ironsmiths ironworking Leclere Mangin Maputo Maret materials Mauny Merluzzo metal metallurgy in Africa metalworking millennium B.C. Mozambique Neolithic Niger Nigeria Nsukka Nsukka iron smelting Oduduwa Ogun Okafor operation period phase of Nsukka Plate pottery Quechon radiocarbon dates reduction process refining region Roads in Africa samples shaft furnaces slag cakes smelters social southern Cameroon Taruga technical techniques temperature Termit tion tuyeres Tylecote Umundu UNESCO West Africa wustite Yankari National Park Yaounde Yatenga Yoruba Yorubaland Zoetele