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Iron Smelt at Baron's Howe - September 2006

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A View from the anchor corner showing the positions of the relevant items. Clockwise from the top
  • The smelt master (Darrell)
  • Charcoal Bucket
  • Ore Bucket
  • Bellows
  • Quench Bucket (the creek at L'anse aux Meadows)

The arrangement was based on the archaeology from L'Anse aux Meadows. The location of the quench barrel, anvil stone, and smelter inside the dug out space are roughly the same. The position of the large bellows was determined by its size and the space required for operators. Note the development of a distinctive debris pattern.

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Text © Darrell Markewitz, 2017
Photographs © Neil Peterson, 2017

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