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15, metal deposition sites are concentrated in the UDMA and SSZ. Therefore, districts north of the Zagros Mountains are characteristically rich in metals compared with southern districts except for the Red Sea area. 3 Raw Materials for Stone Tools Siliceous rocks were also important for the ancient people in West Asia. The raw materials used to make chipped stone implements included chert, obsidian, siliceous nodules, radiolarite, and other siliceous rock. Two famous obsidian sources 34 Fig. 13 Copper deposits (Aghanabati and Ghorbani 2011) Fig.
Therefore, districts north of the Zagros Mountains are characteristically rich in metals compared with southern districts except for the Red Sea area. 3 Raw Materials for Stone Tools Siliceous rocks were also important for the ancient people in West Asia. The raw materials used to make chipped stone implements included chert, obsidian, siliceous nodules, radiolarite, and other siliceous rock. Two famous obsidian sources 34 Fig. 13 Copper deposits (Aghanabati and Ghorbani 2011) Fig. -i. Hisada 2 Geology Based Culture?
1. Turan plate Gigantic gas fields provide the most important economic resource in the Turan plate (Gregory 2004). 2. Iranian plate In the Iranian plate, Precambrian–Quaternary igneous activity, especially metamorphic and metasomatic processes, have given rise to more than 95 % of WA’s mineral resources (Qorbani et al. 2000). 3 A Brief Review of the Geology of West Asia 45 In the Republic of Azerbaijan, there are 10 metallogenic zones and 17 orebearing areas with copper, molybdenum, and polymetallic sulfide deposits as well as hydrothermal gold, arsenic, cobalt, and other metals (United Nations 2000).
Ancient West Asian Civilization: Geoenvironment and Society in the Pre-Islamic Middle East by Akira Tsuneki, Shigeo Yamada, Ken-ichiro Hisada