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Comet Lode - Copa Hill

 

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

 

Mining   

Smelting   

Alderley Edge smelting experiments

Butser Iron Age Farm 2004–2005

Roasting and smelting  chalcopyrite

 

 

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

 

 

Cooperative smelting of copper carbonate on Alderley Edge,1998

 

 

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