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  • Record Number: 1366
  • Title on Photograph: IRON AGE AFRICA, 500 BC-AD 600.
  • Material: MAP
  • Comments on Photo: IMAGE FROM: ONIANS, JOHN (2004), ATLAS OF WORLD ART. LAURENCE KING PUBLISHING LTD. MAP1, PAGE 73.
  • Comments on Subject: SEVERAL IMPORTANT DEVELOPMENTS TOOK PLACE AT THIS TIME, OF WHICH THE MOST IMPORTANT FOR SUBSEQUENT DEVELOPMENT IN AFRICA WAS THE APPEARANCE OF IRON-SMELTING. THE MAP SHOWS THE TWO BEST-KNOWN IRON-SMELTING SITES, MEROE AND ARUGA, BOTH OF WHICH FLOURISHED IN THE 5TH CENTURY BC. ANOTHER IMPROTANT CHANGE WAS THE SPREAD OF DOMESTIC ANIMALS SOUTHWARDS. THE MAIN AREAS OF ROCK ARE ARE INDICATED AND THE ONES IN THE SAHARA ARE OF SPECIAL INTERST BECAUSE THEY SHOW MANY ILLUSTRATIONS OF CHARIOTS, WHICH APPREAR TO INDICATE ROUTES ACROSS WHAT BY THIS TIME HAD BECOME DESERT.
  • Group: ANCIENT WORLD ART
  • Bibliography: ATLAS OF WORLD ART
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