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'Victoria Camp', a complex of hut circles, enclosures, lynchets and an opened burial mound have been surveyed and selected portions excavated. An oval hollow, 12 ft long had reddened sandstone, barytes and malachite mixed with its clay floor and was considered as a bowl furnace, probably used for copper smelting. Evidence of mining stretches towards Malham and may give an Iron Age - Romano-British date for the first mining area. Barytes identical to those from the furnace were found in a hut wall.

The associated burial mound, previously opened, had contained bronze studs fitted on iron nails, which are thought to be shield decorations.

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Langcliffe
Victoria camp, nr Settle, copper smelting
N. Yorkshire, SD 842652