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Tepe Sialk (Tappe Sialk) slag locality, Kashan, Kashan County, Esfahan Province (Isfahan Province; Aspadana Province), Iran

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Archeological site at which Pb- and Cu-slags were found.
The slags date back to the 4th century BC.

Located 3 km SW of Kashan.

Slags are similar to those at Arisman.

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- Schreiner, M., Heimann, R.B., Pernicka, E. (2003): Mineralogical and geochemical investigations into prehistoric smelting slags from Tepe Sialk / Central Iran. Associazione Italiana di Metallurgia (ed.), Archaeometallurgy in Europe, International Conference 24.-26. September 2003 Milan, Italy, Proceedings Vol. 1, Milan, 487-496.
- Pernicka, E. (2004): Kupfer und Silber in Arisman und Tappeh Sialk und die frühe Metallurgie im Iran. In Th. Stöllner, R. Slotta, A. Vatandoust (Hrsg.), Persiens Antike Pracht - Bergbau, Handwerk, Archäologie. Veröffentlichungen aus dem Deutschen Bergbau-Museum 128, Bochum, 232-239.

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