1. waitwhat

    Mining in ancient ages

    Hello everyone, I'm new in this forum. I have finally found a platform to talk history with people! In this thread I want to ask some questions about mining and providing and crafting of metals & stones in general in ancient ages. I'm not sure if "ancient ages" is an unclear term, I'm simply...
  2. Ajathashatru

    Ancient Indian artifacts/remains of late bronze age and iron age

    What all artifacts/ archaeological remains do we have from Indian subcontinent between the decline of IVC (Middle-Late bronze age) and the establishment of Mauryan empire c.320 BCE (iron age)? The likes of sanauli chariot and dagger comes to my mind at once Also there are artifacts from...
  3. RidiculousName

    Battles of Rock and Copper

    Do we know of any battle where one force was armed predominantly with copper, bronze, or early iron weapons and arrayed against one outfitted with stone weapons?
  4. Banastre

    Was Copper Encasement at Burial Common?

    Medieval mummies from mystery Arctic civilization discovered in Siberian necropolis Siberia: Medieval Mummies From Mystery Arctic Civilization Discovered in Zelenyy Yar Necropolis "Who these people were and how they ended up on the edge of the Arctic is not known, but previous DNA analysis...
  5. RidiculousName

    Early Copper and Stone Weapons

    I want to learn why civilizations adopted the use of copper weapons. I can understand why copper tools would be far superior to stone. I've heard that some tribes around the great lakes region and around Mesoamerica used copper or bronze for ceremonial purposes but never really utilized...
  6. Banastre

    Bronze Age Copper Mining in Michigan by Norsemen

    What are the latest findings on proof of early Norse copper mining in Michigan ? From : “Rocks & Rows – Sailing Routes Across the Atlantic and the Copper trade. Jay Stuart Wakefield, co author, with Reinoud M. De Jonge, The Shipping of Michigan Copper across the Atlantic in the...
  7. H

    ‘The Smith and the Devil’: Proto-Indo-European folktale dating back to the Copper Age

    "Comparative phylogenetic analyses uncover the ancient roots of Indo-European folktales": Comparative phylogenetic analyses uncover the ancient roots of Indo-European folktales | Open Science
  8. Lawnmowerman

    The Copper Age

    Should the copper period 5,000BC - 3,000BC be considered it's own "Age" instead of lumped in with the Bronze age??? It is after all the first metal mined and used for crafting. Lets see some love for the Copper Age and give it the recognition it deserves.
  9. tornada

    Copper/Chalcolithic Indian Cultures

    I've always wanted to try and understand, What exactly do we know about Copper Age cultures in India? Basically, I want to discuss the non-IVC cultures. Mysterious as the IVC is, we actually know a fair amount. We're now finding Mature era IVC sites in UP and Maharashtra on the banks of the...
  10. L

    military use of copper from ww1 to ww2

    What increased actually, the copper prices during world wars? Copper is used in electrical applications, for wirings and such. Copper is used in shell fuzes... Copper + zinc alloy makes into brass, latter of which is the best quality cartridge material, thusfar invented. Caseless ammunition...
  11. R

    Copper Sheathing

    The beginning of copper sheathing on Royal Navy ships (questions in orange):) 1708 - Charles Perry suggested trying copper sheathing on the bottom of a merchant ship, was this every tried? 1728 - Patent by Benjamin Robinson and Francis Hauksbee utilizing copper, tin, brass and iron - wasn't...
  12. kbear


    i found this BBC America series on netflix. it takes place in new york city during the civil war. it centers around a cop (copper) that was a war hero but now he's a cop. they really don't say why he left the army but they do say he was at gettysburg. it's actually very good. the first few...
  13. C

    Unknown uniform in copper relief

    Firstly I apologize if this is posted in the wrong forum. I found this copper plate relief of a man in a military or naval uniform, and out of curiosity I was wondering if anybody knew who it was or what he was wearing?
  14. H

    The Copper Scroll

    Hi Everybody, I've just uploaded a new article about the Copper Scroll to my blog, at: I'll be happy to read your comments. Thanks in advance, All the best, Dr. Hagai Doron