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Mechanizm wzrostu w zagłębiu metalurgicznym w Noricum
The growth mechanism in the ironworking centre in Noricum

Author(s): Szymon Modzelewski
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Wydawnictwa Uniwersytetu Warszawskiego
Keywords: Jerzy Kolendo; archaeology; Polan; Europe; University of Warsaw; Polish Academy of Sciences
Summary/Abstract: The East Alpine ironworking centre situated in Noricum during the late La Tène period and during the Romanrule was one of the most important areas of iron and steel production in Europe. This is where the famous Noricsteel was being made, widely known in the Roman Empire. During the imperial period, the ironworking centrewas the main factor stimulating economic development in the province. The origins of the ironworking centrein Noricum go back to the late La Tène period and are more or less contemporary with the beginnings of theexistence of Regnum Noricum. Its development correlated with the rise of agriculture which prospered becauseof a period of favourable, mild climate. The climate, the development of the iron centre and the economy of theprovince were all related. The article describes the proposed growth mechanism in the Noric ironworking centre.

  • Page Range: 271-278
  • Page Count: 7
  • Publication Year: 2019
  • Language: English, Polish, German