Trade in Minerals

There has long been an active trade in those minerals which can only be mined in specific areas. A map of the possible origins of hematite and goethite found stored inside of pots and used to decorate ossuaries from Jerusalem illustrates the extent of such trade.

map of trade routes
Sorek, Hagit Ayalon, Etan. Tsevaʻ Meha-tTevaʻ : ʻal tsevaʻim ṭivʻiyim ba-ʻet ha-ʻatiḳah. Tel-Aviv: Muzeon Erets-Yisrael, 1993. QC494.7.T470 1993 Crerar Library