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. 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...
  3. Sindane

    Coal Mining History: England/Wales

    Coal mining England and Wales History of Industrial revolution General Strikes 1842, 1926 and the strikes of the 1960s/1970s and 1980s Trade Unions Child labour Land enclosure by Landowners due to discovery of coal on their land Evictions of mining families WW1 High death rates and dangerous...
  4. Jove's Child

    Marl Mining in Limburg

    Thought it might be interesting to put up an article I wrote a couple of months back for my blog. It's about the mining of marl in my area: Limburg and the history attached. A good year ago, friends of mine introduced me to a phenomenon called "caving". While the real caving is (mostly) a lot...
  5. A

    history of mining

    World history is built on the history of mining, and so is the destiny of nations today. Mining history is also related to banking history, such as the wealth and power of the Rothschild family which is related to the establishment of Israel. Long before today's Israel was Solomon's mines and...
  6. A

    Mining in pre-celtic Europe

    I've been searching for sources on who did the mining in pre-Celtic Europe. I know that once the Celts come in, slavery becomes the norm in farming and mining(roman sources indicates such a system), but what about the copper and bronze age mining? Do we assume it's slavery as well? This falls...
  7. J

    What were the main sources of iron ore in the middle ages?

    Wow, I gotta say, there are a lot of interesting topics rolling around on this site. Glad I bumped into ya! Can anyone tell me what were the main sources of iron ore in medieval Europe? I'm also interested in Asia, Iron Age Africa, etc., but most especially in Europe. I had assumed that it...
  8. davu

    Something to get excited about ----- MINING this is what makes history great -- when the legends die from above article
  9. larkin

    Data Mining is Tyranny

    Data Mining is Tyranny During the last years of the Bush II administration the wiretap issue was in the forefront. Officials, politicians, media spokespeople all referred to it as wiretapping but when they cited specific uses they called it phone tapping. Quoting Bush,"No American phone...