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Experimental archaeology has proved useful in helping us to understand excavation evidence as well as in predicting what to look for.


Smelting experiments at Butser Ancient Farm   

Alderley Edge smelting experiments

Teaching experimental archaeometallurgy at RUB, Bochum, Germany, 2018

Roasting and smelting chalcopyrite (copper iron sulphide)

Lead bole (wind-powered) smelt on Copa Hill 2003 (S.Timberlake)

Co-operative smelting of copper carbonate on Alderley Edge, 1998 (S. Timberlake).

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Bronze casting, RUB Bochum, Germany 2018 (S.Timberlake)