3.9 Metal, slag and glass from Sand

Andrew Heald (Author)

Fraser Hunter (Author)

Stuart Campbell (Author)

Dawn McLaren (Author)


Keyword(s):
Slag, Metal Slag, Copperalloy, Glass Beads, Hearth, Glass
Period(s):
Mesolithic

Abstract


Most of these finds are from high spits and they are presumably all more recent than the Mesolithic activity in the rock shelter. The slag remains, including a hearth bottom indicate a single short-lived episode of blacksmithing, and the presence of two melted copper-alloy fragments in the same area suggests that limited bronze working also took place here. The glass beads have a broad date range.

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Published
01-01-2009
How to Cite
Heald, Andrew, Fraser Hunter, Stuart Campbell, and Dawn McLaren. 2009. “3.9 Metal, Slag and Glass from Sand”. Scottish Archaeological Internet Reports 31 (January), 325-27. http://journals.socantscot.org/index.php/sair/article/view/2180.