Last edited 04 Feb 2021


Archaeological Evidence for Glassworking, Guidelines for Recovering, Analysing and Interpreting Evidence, published by Historic England in 2018, defines natron as: ‘Sodium-rich salts formed by evaporation at mineral-rich lakes, eg at the Wadi Natrun in Egypt. Natron was the alkali flux used to make late Iron Age, Roman and early medieval glass.’

See also: Soda-lime glass.

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