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Joukowsky Institute for Archaeology & the Ancient World
Brown University
Box 1837 / 60 George Street
Providence, RI 02912
Telephone: (401) 863-3188
Fax: (401) 863-9423
[email protected]

Gunpowder: Origins in the East

The technology's beginnings in China, spread West, and its militaristic continuation to the 20th century.

Advancement: Bigger Explosions

Alternative technologies (nitroglycerine, TNT, dynamite) explored in the 19th-20th centuries.

The Bomb: World War II and the Manhattan Project

The development of nuclear weapons.

Next: ii. Explosives and the World they Made/Destroyed.

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