During the archaeological campaign of the University of Basle at the Drapham-Dzong in Bhutan from 2008 to 2010, iron slag came to light inside the 15th or 16th century monastery-castle. Moreover, in the bamboo jungle of the nearby hamlet Nag Lhakhang, a metal producing locality, a slagheap and a platform, which could possibly be the site of an ancient charcoal burner, were found. This roused the issue of whether the iron smelting stands in context with the wealth of the monastery-castle.
Keywords: Metallurgy, Slags, Pitoven, Bhutan, Drapham-Dzong, Survey.
Citation: Oppler D., Soulignac R, Serneels V. (2013), Entdeckung einer metallurgischen Industrie am Fusse des Hochhimalajas, Librum P&E, Hochwald.
Paperback, approx. 70 pages, A4.
Languages: German with English abstract.