Archaeology Datasheet 101
The archaeology of metalworking sites: an introduction to the field evidence
Evidence for past metalworking survives in the archaeological record in a number of different ways. Many of the larger metalworking sites survive as distinct landscape features due to the construction of structures, as well as the excavation and movement of large volumes of soil and rock. Archaeological excavation frequently recovers features and structures associated with metalworking as well as the associated durable residues and waste materials.