Asbestos risk in archaeology

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Claudio Bianchi
Tommaso Bianchi

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Asbestos has been used since prehistoric times (1). The most ancient relics date back to about 4,000 BC; in the Savo area, south-eastern Finland, asbestos (antophyllite) was used in making pottery (4). Asbestos clothes found in some tombs of several sites in Thailand date back to the Neolithic and Bronze Ages (2).

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