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  • GuyW
    HW, clips of the video used to be up on the internet, seems to be down now (hopefully temporarily)....the video cost me about $60, from the same website. What
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      HW, clips of the video used to be up on the internet, seems to be down now
      (hopefully temporarily)....the video cost me about $60, from the same
      website.

      What is the name of some of Wilber Smith's books?

      -Guy-

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      From: "Stone Tool" <owly@...>
      To: <hobbicast@yahoogroups.com>
      Sent: Tuesday, September 30, 2003 7:28 AM
      Subject: Re: [hobbicast] Re: iron melting


      > I'd love to be able to see it. I first learned of this from the works
      of Wilber Smith who writes African adventure fiction which has the redeeming
      value of containing VERY accurate historical, biological, geographical, and
      anthropological background settings. Much of his work would otherwise be
      no more than pulp fiction, but the gems it contains make it well worth the
      read. Everything checks ... it is very well researched. This leads me to
      believe that the man's true passion is the history, biology, geography, and
      culture of Africa.
      > As with most things I learned from this source the smelting of iron has
      been verified from several other sources since.
      >
      > H.W.
      >
      >
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      > On 9/29/03 at 8:35 PM GuyW wrote:
      >
      > >HW....there is an french archeological video I bought that I found on the
      > >interner called Inangina, House of Iron (IIRC)....it shows the elderly
      > >africans directing the mining of iron ore, reconstructing the ancient
      clay
      > >furnaces (including mining sand fron termite nests), chopping down
      specific
      > >species of trees to make charcoal...and ultimately making an iron
      > >bloom...worked barefoot with flat rocks....
      > >
      > >Really interesting video...
      > >
      > >-Guy-
      > >
      > >> H.W.
      > >>
      > >> P.S. Has anybody ever read of the natives of Africa long before the
      > >white man came smelting and forging iron into spear points. A number of
      > >... furnaces .... cuppolas or whatever have been found that date back a
      > >long
      > >long way.
      > >
      > >
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