[SCA-AS] Fwd: IRON SMELTING in the VIKING AGE CD_ROM
- 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.
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...>
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
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
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).
* 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
DARC Smelt - June 2003
DARC Smelt - June 2004
DARC Smelt - October 2004
* Early Iron Symposium 2004
Norse Short Shaft Smelter
* 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:
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