Industrial Archaeology: Principles and Practice

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Psychology Press, 1998 - Social Science - 180 pages
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The beginnings of industrialization had a substantial impact on social conditions, buildings and material culture. This book uses the techniques of mainstream archaeological excavation, analysis and interpretation to present a picture of industrial society. Technology and heritage have, until recently, been the focal points of study in industrialization. The author seeks to provide a coherent methodology for the discipline which expands on and extends beyond the purely functional analysis of industrial landscapes, structures and artefacts to a broader consideration of their cultural meaning and value. The authors examine, for example, the social context of industrialization, including the effect of new means of production on working patterns, diet and health. The text should be of interest to undergraduates and postgraduates in archaeology and heritage management, and as a handbook for those working in planning departments and contract archaeologists.
 

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Contents

The scope of industrial archaeology
1
INDUSTRIAL ARCHAEOLOGY AND ARCHAEOLOGICAL THEORY
3
THE INTERNATIONAL CONTEXT
8
Landscapes and townscapes
16
TYPES OF INDUSTRIAL LANDSCAPES
25
Buildings structures and machinery
43
KILNS AND FURNACES
44
FOODPROCESSING
55
DATING
100
Documentary research
105
LOCATING WRITTEN SOURCES
108
SECONDARY SOURCES
110
PRINTED PRIMARY SOURCES
112
PICTORIAL SOURCES
115
MAPS AND PLANS
117
MANUSCRIPT SOURCES
122

TEXTILES
62
STEAM POWER
70
Field techniques
78
SITE IDENTIFICATION
79
RECORDING
82
SITESURVEYING METHODS
90
BUILDING RECORDING METHODS
92
RECORDING MACHINERY AND PROCESSES
95
THE WRITTEN REPORT
96
EXCAVATION
97
Industrial archaeology in practice
129
THE CULTURAL CONTEXT
137
Cultural resource management of the industrial heritage in Britain
141
ARTEFACTS
142
BUILDINGS
145
LANDSCAPES
154
DOCUMENTS
162
Bibliography
164
Index
172
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About the author (1998)

Marilyn Palmer is Reader in Industrial Archaeology and History at Leicester University. Peter Neaverson is Honorary Research Fellow in History at Leicester University. They are joint authors of Industry and the Landscape: 1700-1900 (Routledge).

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