This book presents wealth of information on British metallurgical aspects of archaeology and information on fuels and fuel ashes. It aims to integrate the scientific work and to build it more into the body of the archaeological report for both archaeologists and metallurgists.
Table of Contents
1. The native metals 2. Copper and copper alloys 3. The production and properties of tin and its alloys 4. Lead, silver and antimony 5. Fabrication 6. The coming of iron 7. The Roman Iron Age 8. Iron in the early medieval period 9. Water-powered bloomeries: the end of an era 10. The charcoal blast furnace and the finery 11. Fuels and their ashes