Evidence of Early Pyrometallurgy in the Kerman Range in Iran

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Science  26 Aug 1966:
Vol. 153, Issue 3739, pp. 984-985
DOI: 10.1126/science.153.3739.984


Physical and chemical anal ysis of pottery fragments, including a crucible shard and ore samples from Tal-i-Iblis, Iran, suggests that copper smelting may have been well advantced late in the fifth millennium B.C.