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  • rmhowe
    Darryl Markewitz is a professional blacksmith and does work for the Canadian Parks System, for example the recreated L anse aux Meadeaux Viking Site. The only
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      Darryl Markewitz is a professional blacksmith and does work
      for the Canadian Parks System, for example the recreated
      L'anse aux Meadeaux Viking Site. The only other resource on
      this is in Swedish, and if you don't read Swedish all you are
      going to get out of it is pictures of baked clay furnaces they
      have found all over the place. The things are fairly small.
      He is also an SCA Laurel.

      Magnus, OL
      Please do not pass with my name on it to newsgroups like rec.org.sca
      This is a service I really don't need the spam.
      Cut and paste if you decide to do that. Thank you.

      Fwd: IRON SMELTING in the VIKING AGE CD_ROM

      --- In Norsefolk_2@yahoogroups.com, Darrell Markewitz <groups@w...>
      wrote:
      IRON SMELTING in the VIKING AGE CD_ROM

      The very first smelting of metallic iron from native iron ore in
      North America took place in northern Newfoundland some time about
      1000 AD. This Norse occupation site, now thought to be the actual
      LiefsbuDir of the Sagas, is located at L'Anse aux Meadows. The first
      blacksmithing work also was undertaken there.

      This disk is a compilation of a number of materials related to an
      ongoing experiments concerned with Iron in the Viking Age. It
      includes the primary documentation of a series of smelts using
      elements of the technology available in Scandinavia circa 1000 AD.
      The core team involved in these smelts are made up of members of the
      Dark Ages Re-creation Company of Ontario, Canada. There are also a
      series of illustrated articles outlining the work and equipment of
      the Norse Blacksmith. The collection contains over 600 images, most
      of them large scale (20 x 14). It also contains a number of working
      drawings and plans. Several articles included are primary rough
      drafts for papers and reports currently under production.

      Iron Smelting in the Viking Age is primarily the work of Darrell
      Markewitz. Darrell is an Interpretive Program Designer, a specialist
      in the Viking Age. He created the 'Norse Encampment' series of
      programs,
      starting in 1992. The culmination of this work was the 'Viking
      Encampment' living history presentation for Parks Canada at L'Anse
      aux Meadows NHSC. In 2003 he designed and produced the exhibit 'World
      of the Norse' for the Cranbrook Institute of Science. He was part of
      the original concept team for the Smithsonian's 'Vikings - North
      Atlantic Saga'. He also worked on the educational programing related
      to the Newfoundland Museum's 'Full Circle - First Contact'. In 2000
      he created and delivered the college level program 'Interpreting the
      Viking Age'.

      This CD-ROM has been created to operate CROSS PLATFORM. It is
      formatted to allow it to function on either MAC or IBM/PC computers.
      The content has been created as HTML - it is designed to operate
      inside your normal web browser (either NETSCAPE or EXPLORER).

      DISK CONTENTS

      * Ironwork in the Viking Age
      Iron in the Viking Age
      Iron & Smelting in Vinland
      2001 Experimental Smelt
      Reconstructing a Norse Forge
      Norse Iron Artifacts
      * DARC Experiments
      DARC Smelt - May 2002
      Additional Materials
      DARC Smelt - June 2003
      Additional Materials
      DARC Smelt - June 2004
      Additional Materials
      DARC Smelt - October 2004
      * Early Iron Symposium 2004
      Norse Short Shaft Smelter
      Experiment Notes
      * General Smelting Notes
      Norse Smelting Overview
      Limits of Experiment
      Forms of Experiment
      * Bonus Materials
      Japanese Tatara - Early Iron
      'Electro-Roman' - Frontier Museum
      Viking Age Bronze Casting
      the World of the Norse

      IRON SMELTING in the VIKING AGE
      Will be available for shipping starting Monday December 13, 2004.
      Cost per disk is $25 CDN (plus shipping) and can be ordered directly
      off the web site:

      http://www.warehamforge.ca/ironsmelt.html
      --- End forwarded message ---


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