Report number: 104/2007

Title Heckfield, Hampshire: An Examination of Middle Iron Age Iron Smelting Slags
Summary The examination of a selection of ironworking slags from a prehistoric context demonstrates that they were produced during the smelting of iron ore. The slag lumps lack diagnostic morphological features which might allow a detailed reconstruction of the furnace and how it was operated. The chemical composition and microstructure of the slags show parallels with prehistoric material from the site of Thorpe Lea, Surrey.
Series Research Department Reports
Pages 12
  • Dungworth, D
Keywords Metal Working-Fe ,  Prehistoric ,  Technology