Vän av ordning undrar var all koppar kan ha brutits enligt föregående YouTube klipp. Om handel skall kunna ligga till grund för en eventuell senare migration till Paracas, så måste rimligen koppar ha brutits ngn stans. Ngt klokare blir man av nedanst länkar, men kanske inte helt på det klara med ursprunget till sådana mängder att handel över haven verkar rimlig. Men det är för mig svårt att avgöra. Isle Royal (lake Superior) behandlas i de nedersta länkarna, mest för att ge ett historiskt perspektiv (det verkar vara ett glapp på några tusen år).
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"It appears to be a complex of stone furnaces, used to smelt iron, gold and copper ore into ingots that later became a Native American cemetery. However, the skeletons may be Caucasians. The archaeologists made no effort to determine the ethnicity of the skeletons. The metal artifacts were shipped back to Washington, DC and today are somewhere in the vast warehouses of the Smithsonian Institute."
"This site may date from the earliest times of the European Contact Era or be much older. There has been no efforts by contemporary archaeologists to re-examine the site to obtain more artifacts and radiocarbon dates. The site abounded in charcoal, so radiocarbon dating would be quite easy."
Image: Ancient iron and copper furnaces in Western North ...
"The early inhabitants of the Basin were Cherokee Indian farmers who were hunters and produced some copper."
https://questexpeditions.com/the-histor ... oee-river/
"The Cherokee’s small mining operations were taken over by settlers that began to remove copper from the mountains in larger quantities, a process that was difficult until it was helped by the construction of railroads."
River History in Polk County Tn. - Quest Expeditions
An interesting history of old copper mines, Cherokee Indians to a thriving whitewater industry. This southeast corner in Polk County Tennessee has hosted Olympic events, grown to be the home of one the top places in the United States for whitewater boating and outdoor adventure.
https://books.google.se/books?id=6aQ2AQ ... ee&f=false
Cherokee National Forest (N.F.), Upper Ocoee River Corridor Recreational Development, Polk County
Mining The Copper Basin - Tellico Plains
Mining The Copper Basin In Southeast Tennessee _____ The Tellico Plains Mountain Press Photos By Jack Waters
http://www2.pitt.edu/~mabbott1/climate/ ... l15Hol.pdf
Copper mining on Isle Royale 6500– © The Author(s) 2014 ...
Pompeani et al. 255 Evidence for ancient copper mining in Michigan The earliest references to copper in the Great Lakes area come from Jacques Cartier’s second voyage to the region in AD 1535–1536.
https://eos.org/articles/miners-left-po ... -years-ago
Miners Left a Pollution Trail in the Great Lakes 6000 ...
Miners Left a Pollution Trail in the Great Lakes 6000 Years Ago Scientists find evidence of ancient copper mining in polluted lake sediments from Isle Royale National Park.