Tapputi-Belatekallim: The First Chemical Engineer | Great Minds

Tapputi-Belatekallim: The First Chemical Engineer | Great Minds

A perfumer from Ancient Babylon named Tapputi-Belatekallim is possibly history’s first recorded chemist, and some of the techniques she used are still in practice today.

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Sources:
https://doi.org/10.1021/ed031p373
https://doi.org/10.1021/ed052p362
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thoughtco.com/who-was-the-first-chemist-607776

Who Was the First Chemist? A Woman Named Tapputi

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