Sunday, January 15, 2012

EXARC journal article!

© EXARC, 2012; ISSN: 2212-8956; Publishing date: January 15, 2012

Before you stands our first online issue of the EXARC Journal. It is divided in three sections. There are two peer-reviewed sections covering ARCHAEOLOGICAL OPEN-AIR MUSEUM and EXPERIMENTAL ARCHAEOLOGY which are available to EXARC Members only. The third section is open to all and is called MIXED MATTERS.

If you would like to see the full scope of our most recent articles, please Become EXARC Member so you can see our most recent articles, such as: Presenting Medieval Gambling and Pub Life or What’s in an experiment? Roman fish sauce: an experiment in Archaeology...
My submission is one of the articles available only to members:

"But if you don't get any IRON..." Towards an effective method for small iron smelting furnaces

Darrell Markewitz (CA)
Few ancient processes are as mysterious as smelting ore into metallic iron. Just how, exactly, is this done? The exact processes used by the ancients are unknown, but modern experiments can suggest some possibilities...
The article gives a simple outline of how to build and operate a short shaft direct bloomery furnace. Photographs by Neil Peterson and Paul Halasz (above) illustrate some of the DARC Iron Smelt Team in our past work, especially at L'Anse aux Meadows NHSC in 2010.

One of the articles from this issue that is open to the internet public is by Neil Peterson,' 50th Anniversay of L'Anse aux Meadows' an overview of that entire presentation.

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