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Historical Metallurgy Workshop – 19thC Ferrous Metallurgy

April 11, 2008

The spring workshop provides a forum to discuss recent and ongoing investigations into all aspects of archaeometallurgy.

Date: 18 April 2008 – Sheffield

This year, the theme is 19th-century ironmaking. The development of coke blast furnaces into the early 19th century is quite well understood, but what about the archaeology and archaeometallurgy of hot blast, and particularly the massive 19th century development of the forge and foundry sectors – how do we best approach excavation and analysis on these sites? And how do we understand the often ‘difficult’ evidence that we uncover?

20-minute papers will be presented, with plenty of time for general discussion about current approaches, new discoveries, scientific techniques, and archaeological fieldwork.

The workshop is open to all, and we hope that most of those actively involved in the subject will take part.

More information at:
http://www.hist-met.org/sheffield2008.html

Spaces are still avaialable. Payment can be accepted on the door if
bookings are made in advance. Please contact Anna Badcock at:

ARCUS
Unit R6, Riverside Block
Sheaf Bank Business Park
Prospect Road
Sheffield S2 3EN

0114 2222957
A.badcock@sheffield.ac.uk

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