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date: 29 November 2020

lead 

Source:
The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology
Author(s):

Timothy Darvill

[Ma]A soft, heavy, silvery‐coloured metal (Pb) with a low melting point that was alloyed with copper and tin to form lead‐bronze for much of later prehistory. In classical times lead was commonly used on its own for making pipes, roofing plates, and coffins, amongst other things.... ...

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