Art of the Americas to World War I
From wax to metal (de la cera al metal), Goldmaking techniques of the ancient Colombians © Trustees of the British Museum. Created by British Museum.
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- It is intriguing to me that this complex lost wax technique was used on both sides of the Atlantic Ocean. Was this process brought to the Americas with the explorers? Or was it used earlier than that? Did people carry the technology with them as they migrated into the Americas? Or is there any evidence that it was invented independently? Thanks!(7 votes)
- they definitely used a lot of trial and error. I can't imagine looking through an entire square mile, until i found the right herb.(1 vote)