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The enigma of Bronze Age tin

September 13, 2019 - General

The origin of the tin used in the Bronze Age has long been one of the greatest enigmas in archaeological research. Now researchers from Heidelberg University and the Curt Engelhorn Centre for Archaeometry in Mannheim have solved part of the puzzle.

Some of the studied tin ingots from the sea off the coast of Israel (approx. 1300-1200 BCE)
[Credit: Ehud Galili]Using methods of the natural sciences, they examined the tin from the…

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