Metallurgy in the Medieval Branicevo

Spasić - Đurić, Dragana and Đurić, Radisa and Crnčević, Dejan (2017) Metallurgy in the Medieval Branicevo. Mining and Metallurgy Engineering Bor, 3-4. pp. 91-102. ISSN 2334-8836

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Abstract

During the archeological researches of the medieval Branicevo at the site Mali Grad-Todica crkva in the Kostolac village, a significant amount of iron slag was discovered. The archeological context is indicative but so far, it does not provide the precise defining the spatial function with archeological and metallurgy findings. For that purpose, the physical and chemical analyses of the archeometal samples were carried out. The results of the investigation show the primary metallurgical activity in Branicevo in the second half of the XI and XII century, while the presence of wüstite (FeO), fayalite and magnetite in most of samples indicates the iron melting. Evidences of the primary iron metallurgy show the economic significance of Braničevo in a new light and the structural analyzes of slag are important for defining the casting process and degree of the iron metallurgy development during the Byzantine government in Braničevo

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Branicevo, iron, smelting, metallurgy, slag
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
D History General and Old World > D History (General) > D111 Medieval History
T Technology > TN Mining engineering. Metallurgy
Depositing User: Milica J
Date Deposited: 13 Apr 2022 09:52
Last Modified: 13 Apr 2022 11:22
URI: http://rih.iib.ac.rs/id/eprint/373

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