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Chemical Arts and Technologies of Indigenous Americans B. Le Roy Gordon

Chemical Arts and Technologies of Indigenous Americans

B. Le Roy Gordon

Published December 1st 2009
ISBN : 9781407303901
Paperback
167 pages
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This study assembles the available evidence for the poorly documented area of knowledge of the chemical arts in pre-Columbian America, finding this to be more extensive than is often assumed. Topics and processes discussed include food preparationMoreThis study assembles the available evidence for the poorly documented area of knowledge of the chemical arts in pre-Columbian America, finding this to be more extensive than is often assumed. Topics and processes discussed include food preparation and preservation, drugs and poisons, dyeing, tanning, embalming andmetallurgy amongst others.