Many iron artifacts, such as bent nails and fragments of a cauldron, were cultic offering in the Beiram mound. By chance we found an iron smelting site on the side of a mountain about 2 kilometers downhill from Beiram. As seen here, the side of the hill had slipped in two places revealing iron slag ca. 30-40 cm below the present ground level. It is not known when iron was smelted here, but as revealed by the depth of the overlying humus, it could not have been in recent times.