MHG31670 - Iron slag - Ascoile


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  • FINDSPOT (Undated)

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Find - Iron slag.
Two small fragments of iron slag discovered in the N sidewall of the longhouse remains of Feature 022 (above). One piece measures 4cm x 1cm x 1cm, is cylindrical in form with a rounded lower end and a fractured upper end, resembling the lower part of a stalactite. It is, in fact, a solidified 'dribble' of formerly molten metal, with a smooth, shiny black outer surface created by rapid cooling on contact with air. The other piece is a less dense, amorphous 2cm diameter, sub-rounded lump, with a coarse texture all over, indicating that it may be the more slowly-cooled interior fragment of a larger piece. <1>

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Grid reference Centred NC 8246 1102 (4m by 4m) (2 map features)
Map sheet NC81SW
Geographical Area SUTHERLAND
Civil Parish CLYNE

Finds (1)

  • SLAG (Undated)

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