Experimental archaeology has proved useful in helping us to understand excavation
evidence as well as in predicting what to look for.
Alderley Edge smelting experiments
Butser Iron Age Farm 2004–2005
Roasting and smelting chalcopyrite
Lead bole (wind-powered) smelt on Copa Hill 2003 photographs by S.Timberlake
Cooperative smelting of copper carbonate on Alderley Edge,1998
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