Welcome to the GeoArch blog! This blogsite (www.archaeometallurgy.co.uk) will complement the more formal GeoArch website (www.GeoArch.co.uk) through news and comment on the work of GeoArch and scientific archaeology more broadly.

The three featured projects are selected from across the breadth of materials and technologies investigated by GeoArch:

  • an investigation of the early 19th century refinery process at Ynysfach Ironworks, Merthyr Tydfil
  • an analytical investigation of tungsten-rich tin smelting slags from Devon and the light it sheds on the origin of the alternative name for tungsten, wolfram
  • excavation of Iron Age iron smelting furnaces of unusual design near Wokingham