The finds have been stored in a desiccating environment. The have not been cleaned.
Sadly, this has not come out well in all these photos.
The images are all taken with a handheld camera using the close-up setting and automatic settings. The colours in the photos are more vivid than they appear to the naked eye
|Furnace bottoms. These were all found in close association with tools, billets and hearth slag. This suggests that the items have not been dumped here.|
|These artefacts are formed by the unintended melting to
produce 'cast iron' which melts at a higher temperature than the smiths
|(The item right was originally identified as a weight until XRF analysis was very similar to other hearth bottoms.)|
|A selection of ferrous material from the same context.|
|Four 'axe head' shapes have been identified|
Sorting Interpretation Finds 1 Finds 2 Finds 3 Finds 4 Iron the metal Methods