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revised How was life in the Iron Age different from life in the Middle Ages?
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revised Have fair-skinned peoples ever been the lower/oppressed class?
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comment Have fair-skinned peoples ever been the lower/oppressed class?
@T.E.D., perhaps ironically, the word "Robot" originated from "rabota" which is Slavic for slave. en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Robot#Etymology
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revised Extent of the Roman empire after Trajan?
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comment Was there a bronze age in the Americas?
The Tin mining page vaguely says "in the Americas tin exploitation began around 1000 AD", but without sources. Yeah, Ecuador and Peru seem to have had arsenical bronze.
Jul
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comment Was there a bronze age in the Americas?
In contrast, tin only appears as an ore (cassiterite), so you'd need to know smelting. According to the Tin page, there are large deposits of it in South America, but sounds like not so much in North America.
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comment Was there a bronze age in the Americas?
Also worth noting that there was enough native copper available that it could be had without smelting. Seems there were several tribes doing this, even the Eskimos (see Copper Inuit). The article on Native copper says the Michigan site is the largest native copper deposit in the world. Bolivia has another major deposit.
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