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Ref ID: 22401
Ref Type: Book Section
Authors: Juleff, Gill
Title: Crucible steel at Hattota Aumune, Sri Lanka, in the first millennium AD: archaeology and contextualisation
Date: 2015
Source: Metals and civilizations
Place of Publication: Bangalore, India
Publisher: National Institute of Advanced Studies
Notes: Proceedings of the Seventh International Conference on the Beginnings of the Use of Metals and Alloys (BUMA VII)
Abstract: The discovery of a crucible steel manufacturing site and iron smelting sites of the first millennium AD during the survey of an area bordering the Knuckles range of hills in central Sri Lanka is described. The nature of the evidence for both smelting and crucible steel technologies is discussed and comparisons made with earlier published fieldwork at Samanalawewa. The excavation of the crucible steel site is presented along with a discussion of the interpretations drawn from the field evidence.
Date Created: 4/11/2016
Editors: Srinivasam, Sharada
Ranganathan, Srinivasa
Giumlia-Mair, Alessandra
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