Skip to comments.Steel Manufactured in Scotland 2,500 Years Ago
Posted on 02/08/2014 1:10:49 PM PST by SunkenCiv
Scientists have determined that fragments of artifacts recovered from the Broxmouth Iron Age hill fort in the 1970s were forged from high-carbon steel. The objects, which date to between 490 and 375 B.C., may have been tools or weapons. The process of manufacturing steel requires extensive knowledge, skill and craftsmanship. It is far from straightforward, which is why such an early example of its production tells us so much about the people who once occupied this hill fort, said Gerry McDonnell of the University of Bradford. The site featured well-preserved roundhouses, hill fort entrances, and an Iron Age cemetery.
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But of course... we Scots after all have provided many magnificent scientific discoveries
Could you add me to your PING list. I love these adventurous finds. Seems like there have been many recent new findings also. Thank you.
the greatest being the invention of tubular steel
I woulda figured it was singular malt.
The story being that Arthur brought an advanced art of metallurgy to that land and taught them how to extract the metal from the rock—literally drawing the Sword from the Stone.
Single malt wasn’t an invention it was an Act of G-d.
Please add me to your list? My cousin is married to an archaeologist, and I love everything I can find out about we humans...
Malt-o-Meal has to be in Top Ten too?
My study one winter was the Arthur legends. I never heard of the thought you posted.
It seems to be the correct interpretation. The sword came from the stone....... indeed
I believe it
I love Malt-o-Meal. Was that invented by the Scots too?
....there can be only one.....
East Lothian’s Broxmouth fort reveals edge of steel
Andrew Carnegie would be proud! Aye!
The time period of 490 and 375 BC covers the Greco-Persian Wars, from 499 to 449 BC, and the The Peloponnesian War (431404 BC), most importantly through the reign of Philip II of Macedon (382336 BC), father of Alexander the Great.
The Greeks and the Phoenicians were the two big trading peoples in the Mediterranean. The Phoenicians had been conquered by Cyrus the Great in 539 BC, and mostly controlled the southern Mediterranean. In competition with them, the Greeks had established settlements as far west as southern France and Spain, Celtic territory, which went all the way to Scotland.
The Greeks did lose control of these settlements to the Spartans, but at some point, if this steel was imported into Scotland, it could have had half a dozen possible points of origin. Since steel is so much stronger than iron, it would have been of great value.
Thank you so much!
Well, one thing ruins your clip — the skanky tattoos.
No wonder Hadrian feared the Picts.
well that the Scots for you
The Picts, known as the 'painted people' were one of the celtic tribes who inhabited Scotland. Named by the Romans, historians think they painted or tattooed their bodies and carved standing stones some of which can still be seen today.
Hadrian just didn’t like the idea of leading (from the rear) troops into battle. He only liked bangin’ boys in the ass and collecting new taxes. His adopted father Trajan was one of, if not the, greatest Roman conquerors, perhaps a difficult act to follow, but that’s not why Hadrian built a rootless Roman city at the site of the drowning of his catamite.
Boy that line o’ shot glasses looks like trubble for a couple old trubble-shooters don’t it...
The top discovery involving a single malt....
Aye, laddie, na tha’s the kinna breafast tha ges the fomli ti the table.
And they're admitting this, and not hiding it - that's even more astonishng than the find! LOL!
You know you’re drinking the best there is when your cereal bowl floats in mid-air!
Didn’t even notice that lol.
Maybe that spoon has been in there longer than he remembers.
I used to have some of those artifacts in my sink during the Years of Living Derangedly.
“I forged that steel with me own bare hands, but do they call me Angus the blacksmith? Nae”!
Just remember - if it isn’t Scottish, it’s crap.
We’ll that too
Well, it is where Conan hails from . . .
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