University of Pennsylvania Museum of Archaeology and Athropology

Author: Serge Cleuziou

Early Tin in the Near East

A Reassessment in the Light of New Evidence from Western Afghanistan

By: Serge Cleuziou and Thierry Berthoud

Numerous scholars in different dis¬≠ciplines have devoted considerable thought to the sources of the tin and copper used to make the alloy bronze in antiquity. In Southwest Asia, the absence of geological evidence for exploitable tin has produced only speculation concerning its locations. The identification of copper sources, how¬≠ever, has proved more successful. The general […]