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I think this aspect of the article could use expansion and rewriting. If anyone has good refs please let me know. Colincbn (talk) 06:26, 1 April 2011 (UTC)
I agree. I have just converted the text to in-line referencing, partly to eliminate two citations with inappropriate syntax. I was also looking for referneces.
Time cites an article in the then currnet issue of Science (i.e. about Sept. 1978).
Googling led me to a review of Peter Schmidt, Iron Technology in East Africa: symboolim, Science and archaeology (Oxford: James Currey 1997). Amazon has some modestly proced copies of this for sale.
It also led to a web article that cited Shore, Debra. Steel making in Ancient Africa. (no further details)
I fear that I do not have time to follow this up at the moment. Peterkingiron (talk) 12:50, 9 December 2011 (UTC)
I can heavily expand on this section of the article as I personally know Dr. Peter Schmidt (I have studied under him) and have access to a huge array of his papers and books for sources. Hovikk (talk) 05:13, 10 October 2013 (UTC)