Offcuts from the Forge
Offcuts from the Forge is a new series of short accounts of experimental archaeological work undertaken on generally neglected areas of ancient life. Produced by experts in the field and published by Vulcanus Publishing each book defines a problem and tests various practical solutions. These publications provide a unique perspective on the ancient world and can be found for sale at the Amazon Kindle store priced at only £1.87 each.
|Sim, D. (2013) Light and Fire: A Roman Forge Illuminated. Vulcanus Publications.
|Sim, D. (2014) Shrink Fitting Small Iron Collars Onto Wooden Shafts. Vulcanus Publications.
|Sim, D. and Brown, K. (2014) A Sticky situation: The use of different gums in Roman Inks from the Vindolanda Tablets. Vulcanus Publications.
|Sim, D. (2014) Report on three fragments of metal thought to be from a shield boss found at Bamburgh Castle in 2009. Vulcanus Publications
|Sim, D. (2014) Wood and Ink. Experiments in the Technology of Roman Writing. Vulcanus Publications.
Plumbata: Rome’s Hail of Leaden Death
This book deals with all the experiments I have undertaken in making and testing plumbata and using ballistic gel to see what sort of wounds plumbata would cause. The results are dramatic and frightening.
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