charcoal kiln

Numerous production processes involved large quantities of charcoal, for instance the preparation of salt, glass and pottery making and also smelting.

The charcoal was produced in charcoal kilns in the forest. The original locations of the charcoal kilns, the pitsteads, are often still visible in the terrain even after centuries. Concentrations of charcoal or artificially levelled off areas on slopes are indicators.

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