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Collection of pieces of iron slag and pottery fragments

Two pieces of iron slag (lumps of residue from iron smelting), the rim of an iron pot and four pieces of pottery found in Balevullin machair in 2010, indicating that iron was being made on Tiree in Iron Age times. Found 100m north of Fiona MacKinnon`s house by Dr John Holliday. Thought to be the first evidence of Iron Age metal working from Tiree. The pottery may have been used as crucibles to melt iron ore, which is available on the island.

Object Details

Other Number: not specified
Normal Location: Main Store North: archive box 62
Current Location: normal location

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