Metallurgical Experiment 2015
In the early autumn of 2015, we took part in the filming of a documentary historical film of the Kultura television channel at the Museum of Ancient Production of the Arkaim Nature Reserve. There we reproduced a wonderful experience: reconstruction of the technological process of metallurgy and metal processing of the Bronze Age, from ore to the finished product - the arrowhead.
A domed metallurgical furnace was built from stones and clay, where we placed a clay mold with a small amount of copper ore (azurite), previously crushed by stone pestles. For several hours, with the help of two single-chamber bellows, high temperature was pumped and as a result copper ingots were obtained. The resulting metal was molten in a clay smelter built right there, Vladislav added some tin and cast a beautiful bronze arrowhead of the Sintashta culture. The whole process was done by us in a day.