Iron production and iron votive offerings at Borgo Le Ferriere/Satricum (8th to 6th centuries BC)
The iron votive offerings from Votive Deposit I at Satricum (8th to 6th centuries BC) are presented in combination with the evidence for local iron production. The introduction of iron production in Central Italy is briefly discussed in order to establish a framework for the situation encountered at Satricum. This is supplemented by metallographic analyses of some of the 7th century BC iron artefacts from the settlement excavations. The paper is completed by an appendix recording all the iron artefacts known from Satricum.