9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Hošek et al

Steel carburising in a small shaft furnace: The so-called “Aristotle process”; its possibilities and limitations Jiří Hošek, Ryszard Kaźmierczak, Paweł Kucypera, Maciej Tomaszczyk Nicolaus Copernicus University The so-called “Aristotle furnace” was modernly introduced by L. Sauder and S. Williams(2010), but it had already been described and successfully operated by O. Evenstad (1790) in the 18th … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Godino Teppati Losè

From Galena to Silver: a first attempt at experimental archaeology Y. Godino (University of Florence) and L. Teppati Losè (University of Siena) Archaeological research in the area of Piedmont resulted in the identification of 13 sites with characteristic features of metallurgic activity, which date between the 5th and 10th century A.D.: in 6 of them, … Continue reading

9th Experimental Archaeology Conference poster – Bonnet

Iron Age Technology at Ban Don Ta Phet: The manufacture and use of a protohistoric tool Katie Bonnet University of Exeter This project examines iron implements, labelled as billhooks, found in the protohistoric burial site of Ban Don Ta Phet located in Central Thailand. The site dates from early 4th century B.C.E or early 3rd … Continue reading

7th Experimental Archaeology Conference Abstract – Adrian Wrona

The production of high carbon steel directly in bloomery process. Theoretical bases and metallographic analyses of the experiment results Adrian Wrona The Department of History, The Jan Kochanowski University in Kielce, Poland The problem of steel making in antiquity has been intriguing the researchers who specialize in the ancient metallurgy for decades. In the course … Continue reading