Traditional Metalworking in Kenya

Traditional Metalworking in Kenya

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This is a comprehensive study of metalworking in Kenya of the recent past, based on over 10 years of extensive research. The author writes with the explicit aim of helping archaeologists to understand ancient iron-working through ethnographic analogy focusing on material remains of observed processes. She studies the Smith's workshop and tolls, manufacturing techniques, and the products produced. She also considers the association of African iron-working with the Bantu spread.Jean Brown. Mandrels are commonly used for making sockets, wood mandrels being used for sockets which need only rough work and for bells. ... The terminals are flattened with a hammer and the bracelet is then bent into shape. Bending is anbsp;...

Title:Traditional Metalworking in Kenya
Author:Jean Brown
Publisher:Oxbow Books Limited - 1995


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