Experimental Iron Smelting in a Bowl Furnance

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MARKS, Y.A., Thompson, L., LESTER, M., PEREZ, M., GOODINE, M., SU, F. and NUTTALL, A. 2020. Experimental Iron Smelting in a Bowl Furnance . Assemblage. EAStS Proceedings (2021), pp. 01-13.
AuthorsMARKS, Y.A., Thompson, L., LESTER, M., PEREZ, M., GOODINE, M., SU, F. and NUTTALL, A.
Abstract

This paper investigates the possibilities of smelting iron in a bowl hearth. The programme of experimental work seeks to expand on previous theoretical and experimental work conducted on bowl hearth iron smelting. The hearth constructed for this experiment is a different design to that from previous experiments, with the air input positioned at the top of the hearth rather than the bottom. This paper presents the archaeological and theoretical background for the experiment, methodology and results of the experiment, microscopic analysis of the metallurgical materials produced, as well as a discussion of the results.

Keywordsexperimental archaeology; archaeometallurgy; iron smelt; bowl furnace
Year2020
JournalAssemblage
Journal citationEAStS Proceedings (2021), pp. 01-13
PublisherWordPress
Web address (URL)https://assemblagejournal.files.wordpress.com/2021/07/pp01-13-marks-_-su-experimental-iron-smelting-in-a-bowl-furnace-ready.pdf
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Output statusPublished
Publication dates2021
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Deposited08 Jun 2023
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