Over the years I have given many presentations on many different archaeometallurgical topics. There have been many short presentations on smaller topics for international and national conferences. I have also provided longer seminars on the basics of archaeometallurgy or metallography. I am very flexible and can tailor my talks and seminars to the audience.
If you are a local society or community group, archaeology or materials department interested in a short presentation or seminar please get in touch. Some of the topics that I can talk about are below.
- Ancient copper artefact production (casting methods, moulds, alloys used and debris recovered).
- Ancient iron production (smelting, smithing, slag and metals)
- Iron artefact manufacture (what processes and decisions did ancient blacksmiths go through)
- Archaeological traces of metalworking industry
- Anglo-Saxon iron knives (manufacture methods and changes over time)
- Urban vs rural early medieval iron knives
- The ironworking landscape using case studies of Wharram Percy and Sedgeford
- Slag inclusions and provenance
- Metallography in archaeology
- Secrets of the Anglo-Saxon goldsmith: Analysis of the Staffordshire Hoard gold
- Goldworking methods