The beginnings of iron smelting in the area of the Przeworsk culture
The spread of technical innovations such as iron smelting required basic natural resources (iron ore) and manual skills along with social acceptability and necessity. The dissertation investigated the beginnings of iron smelting in the area of the Przeworsk culture (Poland). It is assumed that the earliest stages of local and regional iron production coincide with the emergence of the Przeworsk culture within the 2nd century BC.
This dissertation project was successfully completed within the Research Group A-5 Iron as a raw material of the Excellence Cluster 264 Topoi.