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Geologists find evidence of pre-Incan metallurgy in South America

Geologists find evidence of pre-Incan metallurgy in South America
trefwoorden: Zuid-Amerika - Bolivia - zilver - 11e eeuw
The unearthing of artifacts can reveal much about the life and culture of ancient peoples, but it is an analysis of earth, not artifacts...,
that now has turned up evidence of a bustling pre-Incan silver industry in South America that had previously escaped the notice of archaeologists.
The new evidence -- uncovered by a pair of geologists rather than archaeologists -- suggests that mining and smelting of silver ore was done on a large scale in the Bolivian Andes 1,000 years ago, about 400 years earlier than the well-documented silver industry of the Incas.

Lees verder bij: Pittsburg Post Gazette (26 september 2003)