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Old 6th April 2008, 02:25 PM   #13
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Originally Posted by Tim Simmons
Just think of that bronze age man they found in the 1990s? with a bronze axe in the Austrian/Italian alps. ?


Hi Tim,
Otzi or Oetzi ( the name given to the 'iceman') had a copper axe, there was no added tin. I think the copper content was around 98% , the rest impurities. I'm not being pedantic, but this could be for a number of reasons one being that the axe was possibly pre-bronze age and would have not been a 'common' implement.

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I do not think there would be flashing on the originals even if they had made a stone matrix?


Tim, please, what is "flashing"

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