3215Re: Iron smelting in Ohio
- Nov 19, 2012A group of Europeans in about 50 BC seem to have arrived on American shores with metal working knowledge. The evidence that supports this is shakey, however it is best described in the Book of Mormon. Other support for this is the copper points and metal artifacts found at the bottom of the mounds at Ft. Ancient, Ohio. Some of these items are in the Ohio State archives and identified as mushroons by the archaeoligest. (flat circular disk with a bronze rod through its center)
The oldest dated village where mounds and other items of food storage seems to be located is at Poverty Point La. Their is a lot of data and artifacts that indicate the 98% pure copper in northern Mich. found its way to Europe 3000 years ago.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, "kbs2244" <kbs2244@...> wrote:
> There is some evidence of "prehistoric" (meaning before the white man) iron smelting in Ohio.
> Since the Indians occupying the area at the time of the white man invasion knew nothing about how to make metal from ore it seems somewhat obvious that someone before them did.
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