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About: RE: FW: New video about Dogon metallurgy

Fri, 26 Jun 1998 09:20:10 -0700 (PDT)

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    I have looked at the website and would like to add it to the African
    Indigenous Knowledge Systems Web Site.I would link it to discussions on
    African metallurgy. May I note that there seems to be a great deal of
    similarity between Dogon metallurgical techniques and those of the Haya of
    Tanzania. Schmidt and his team, in "Tree of Iron" immortalised Ancient
    Tanzanian iron and steel technology. This video on the Dogon would
    apparently do for the West of Africa what Schmidt did for the East,
    judging from the website preview. I look forward to seeing it.

    Dr Gloria Emeagwali
    Professor of History/African Studies
    African Indigenous Knowledge Systems and Technology

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