Eisen - Ein neuer Werkstoff erobert die (Keltische) Welt
September 8, 2024

Iron – A new material is conquering the (Celtic) world

The ability to produce iron and thus steel from inconspicuous lumps of ore heralded the Iron Age in Central Europe almost 3000 years ago. And even today, in the age of high-tech plastics, it is hard to imagine a world without steel. Despite its importance, however, little is known to the general public about the history of this unique material.

In his lecture, Thomas Lessig-Weller, who works at the Keltenwelt am Glauberg, explores the question of what archaeological research can contribute to the historiography of this metal. How did iron differ from steel? How did the Celts produce these materials and how were they worked? And what methods of analysis are used to shed light on Iron Age iron metallurgy? These and other questions are addressed in the approximately one-hour lecture in an attempt to convey the sometimes literally brittle subject matter in an entertaining and understandable way.

Speaker: Thomas Lessig-Weller M.A. (Keltenwelt am Glauberg)

from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m

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