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Peat Mining History

The present study aims to document historical mining and smelting activities by means of geochemical and pollen analyses performed in a peat bog core collected around the Bibracte oppidum Morvan, France, the largest settlement of the great Aeduan Celtic tribe ca. 180 B.C. to 25 A.D.. The anthropogenic Pb profile indicates local mining operations starting from the Late Bronze Age, ca. cal ...

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