Roman iron slag This sample of iron slag is waste from the Roman iron-working industry of Worcester. Workshops and smelting hearths have been excavated across Worcester and they produced iron bars, the raw material for blacksmiths. Slag was a by-product and used for building roads in the town. A great deal of slag was dumped outside the settlement and here it was used to make up the ground in the flood plain.

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The Hive - The Butts, Worcester
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by University of Worcester and Worcestershire County Council in 2012 Part of the The Hive series

Colour: brushed metal

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