Subject:      Re: ancient navigation (was: American map on Phoenician coins?
From: (Yuri Kuchinsky)
Date:         1997/05/18
Message-ID:   <5ln669$ro9$>
Newsgroups:   sci.archaeology,soc.history.ancient,,sci.skeptic

Doug Weller ([22] wrote:
: On 17 May 1997 16:36:11 GMT, [23] (Yuri Kuchinsky)
: wrote:

: Sorry Yuri, this is incorrect. There were  major tin mines at Kestel
: in teh Taurus mountains of southern Anatolia. This is a recent
: discovery, which may be why you don't know about it, and has aroused
: speculation that there are other, lesser tin mines still to be
: discovered.

Yes, Doug, you're right, I haven't known about this. But, nevertheless tin
deposits in Britain were worked pretty early...

: Did you get my request for dates for copper in the New and Old Worlds?
: Remember, you said working with copper arose at the same time in both
: places.

Yes, we were discussing this before. I haven't checked the old posts, I
just seem to remember that the dates were relatively close, with the Old
World dates somewhat earlier. They were close enough to suggest a



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