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Industrial archaeology

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Bath Quays Waterside

Bath Quays Waterside

Author: Cai Mason Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/12/2020

Kingly Crafts

Kingly Crafts

Author: Yung-ti Li Format: Hardback Release Date: 02/10/2020

The site of Anyang, the last capital of the Shang dynasty, dated to around 1200 to 1000 BCE, is one of the most important sources of knowledge about craft production in Bronze Age China. Excavations of the settlement demonstrate both the advanced level of Shang craft workers and the scale and capacity of the craft industries of the time. However, over the past ninety years, materials unearthed in Anyang by different expeditions have been stored separately in mainland China and Taiwan and rarely considered as a single group, making a thorough study of this important aspect of life in Shang China all but impossible. Through a systematic analysis of the archaeological materials available in both mainland China and Taiwan, Kingly Crafts provides a detailed picture of craft production in Anyang and paves the way for a new understanding of how the Shang capital functioned as a metropolis. Kingly Crafts focuses on the craft-producing activities represented archaeologically in Anyang, including bronze casting, bone working, shell and marble inlay working, lithic working, and pottery production, and reviews the material remains, the technology, aspects of operational sequence, and the production organization of the craft industries. While the level of Shang craftsmanship can be observed from an examination of the finished products, Yung-ti Li demonstrates that it is necessary to study workshop remains and their archaeological context to reconstruct the social and political contexts of craft production. By synthesizing and contextualizing the available examples of these remains excavated in Anyang, Kingly Crafts reveals the relationships between the craft industries and the political authority of the late Shang period.

Timber, Sail, and Rail

Timber, Sail, and Rail

Author: Marco Meniketti Format: Hardback Release Date: 18/06/2020

While taking a critical look at the labor and social issues related to timber, the story of labor, immigration, and development around the San Francisco Bay region is told through the lens of an archaeological case study of a major player of the timber industry between 1885 and1920. Timber, Sail, and Rail recounts the mill operations and broadly examines its intersections with other industries, such as shipping, brick manufacture, rail companies, lime production, and other lesser enterprises. Three seasons of archaeological fieldwork, as well as ethnography and regional archival work, are examined to emphasize technological and labor components at the historic Loma Prieta mill.

Arqueologia de la Edad Moderna en el Pais Vasco y su entorno

Arqueologia de la Edad Moderna en el Pais Vasco y su entorno

Author: Idoia Grau Sologestoa Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/02/2020

Post-medieval archaeology is currently going through a critical phase of consolidation and disciplinary redefinition across Europe, where mere proposals or ambitions are becoming tangible scientific and disciplinary realities. This renovation is most evident in Southern Europe, where, until recently, these studies have been treated as somewhat marginal. The convergence of new actors and disciplines (historical archaeology, archaeology of the post-medieval centuries, professional archaeology, ethnoarchaeology or archaeological sciences), the promotion of new patrimonialization initiatives, and the creation of new action frameworks as a result of the deep economic crisis of the years 2007-2008 are some of the factors that have shaped current approaches to the archaeology of the Modern Age. Focussing on archaeological studies of the Modern Age located in the Basque Country, Arqueologia de la Edad Moderna en el Pais Vasco y su entorno recognises the main themes investigated (cities, rural spaces, funeral spaces, consumption and production, communications systems, maritime archaeology), detects some of the strengths and weaknesses, and proposes new lines of action and disciplinary consolidation. In short, this volume aims to provide a summary of the current archaeological framework for investigations of the Modern Age in the Basque Country, and to make proposals for developing these practices in the future.

Cutacre

Cutacre

Author: Richard Gregory Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/11/2019

Cutacre, near Bolton in Greater Manchester, was once a rural landscape, which was settled and developed during the prehistoric and historic periods, with large-scale coal mining becoming a notable feature of the nineteenthcentury landscape. This booklet presents the results of archaeological survey and excavation that were carried out in this area, prior to its redevelopment as a public open space and mixed-use commercial site. This work offers an excellent insight into the use of the ancient landscape, and provides rare details relating to Bronze Age settlement and medieval iron production, together with the different types of rural houses that existed in the seventeenth century.

Textiles and Textile Production in Europe

Textiles and Textile Production in Europe

Author: Margarita Gleba Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 05/10/2019

There is evidence that ever since early prehistory, textiles have always had more than simply a utilitarian function. Textiles express who we are - our gender, age, family affiliation, occupation, religion, ethnicity and social, political, economic and legal status. Besides expressing our identity, textiles protect us from the harsh conditions of the environment, whether as clothes or shelter. We use them at birth for swaddling, in illness as bandages and at death as shrouds. We use them to carry and contain people and things. We use them for subsistence to catch fish and animals and for transport as sails. In fact, textiles represent one of the earliest human craft technologies and they have always been a fundamental part of subsistence, economy and exchange. Textiles have an enormous potential in archaeological research to inform us of social, chronological and cultural aspects of ancient societies. In archaeology, the study of textiles is often relegated to the marginalised zone of specialist and specialised subject and lack of dialogue between textile researchers and scholars in other fields means that as a resource, textiles are not used to their full potential or integrated into the overall interpretation of a particular site or broader aspects of human activity. Textiles and Textile Production in Europe is a major new survey that aims to redress this. Twenty-three chapters collect and systematise essential information on textiles and textile production from sixteen European countries, resulting in an up-to-date and detailed sourcebook and an easily accessible overview of the development of European textile technology and economy from prehistory to AD 400. All chapters have an introduction, give the chronological and cultural background and an overview of the material in question organised chronologically and thematically. The sources of information used by the authors are primarily textiles and textile tools recovered from archaeological contexts. In addition, other evidence for the study of ancient textile production, ranging from iconography to written sources to palaeobotanical and archaeozoological remains are included. The introduction gives a summary on textile preservation, analytical techniques and production sequence that provides a background for the terminology and issues discussed in the various chapters. Extensively illustrated, with over 200 colour illustrations, maps, chronologies and index, this will be an essential sourcebook not just for textile researchers but also the wider archaeological community.

La defensa de la ciudad de Valencia 1936-1939

La defensa de la ciudad de Valencia 1936-1939

Author: Jose Peinado Cucarella Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 31/05/2019

Esta publicacion nos muestra la defensa de la ciudad de Valencia durante los anos de 1936-1939 bajo dos premisas; una que es saber cuales fueron los mas sensibles y bombardeados y si responden a la idea de un bombardeo estrategico. La segunda premisa es si la ciudad dispuso de una organizacion eficiente para proteger a su poblacion civil. La propuesta metodologica se basa en la utilizacion de los parametros clasicos de la intervencion arqueologica, con la posibilidad de elaborar catalogos de bienes, tematicos, temporales, etc... que puedan derivar en herramientas para el planeamiento urbanistico, en cartas arqueologicas, y demas documentos. En ella tambien se realiza una analisis comparativo del marco legislativo actual tanto a nivel nacional como autonomico (Murcia, Valencia y Cataluna). Se realiza una clasificacion de los elementos que conforman los distintos patrimonios y sus principales caracteristicas con el fin de disponer de una base teorica donde situar los restos arqueologicos y documentales localizados, distinguiendo su naturaleza en activa (militar) centros de Resistencias, Defensa de Costa y aerodromos, y por otra la pasiva (civil) como los refugios. Se han analizado la documentacion referente a 1936 a 1939, recogida en los diferentes archivos, el Municipal de Valencia, el de la Diputacion, el Historico Militar de Avila, el Militar Intermedio de Valencia, La Biblioteca Militar 'Centro de Culturas', la Hemeroteca Municipal y La Biblioteca Valenciana. Todo ello se realiza mediante la prospeccion extensiva y mediante GPS, con levantamientos planimetricos de los restos localizados y la digitalizacion de toda la planimetria de la epoca. Se establece como unidad gestora de la documentacion el GvSIG, un software libre, que permite combinar datos geograficos, bases de datos con datos vectoriales y raster. Y se elabora una cartoteca planimetrica de todos los refugios conocidos en la ciudad de Valencia, y de los elementos mas esenciales de la defensa activa del municipio del Puig. Asi como un glosario de terminologia militar con el objeto que ayude al lector y un listado diario de los bombardeos que sufrio la ciudad durante los anos 1937 a 1939.

Europa Postmediaevalis 2018

Europa Postmediaevalis 2018

Author: Gabriela Blazkova Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2019

This anthology is a collection of works from the Europa Postmediaevalis conference held in Prague in the spring of 2018. As the name of the conference suggests, the subject of interest is the Early Modern period (15th to 18th century) and the manner in which this relatively young discipline within the field of archaeology is approached in Europe. The first year of the conference set the goal of searching for topics in post-medieval archaeology that reflect their current situation while simultaneously addressing a broader group of scholars. Therefore, it is hardly surprising that the central theme pursued by generations across Europe proved to be Early Modern ceramics, the large assemblages of which are, for many of us, the bread and butter of our daily lives - a delight and often a headache resulting from their further processing. Since this issue is the one perceived most acutely in the Czech Republic, the organisers decided to share their current quandaries in this field with both domestic and foreign colleagues. The long-term objective of the conference is to create a professional platform with a uniform communication language (English) and a biennial periodicity allowing scholars to meet regularly to exchange experience gained in their study and work in post-medieval archaeology. The articles published in this anthology reflect the current state of research of Early Modern pottery in individual European countries (the Czech Republic, Croatia, Italy, Hungary, Germany, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia, Switzerland), including both successes and possible shortcomings. The individual studies should serve as impulses for further study, ideas for thought and discussion and, last but not least, as study material for those who come into contact with Early Modern material culture as part of their work.

Arqueologia funeraria y paleopatologia de la poblacion religiosa de Jerez en epoca moderna: una primera aproximacion

Arqueologia funeraria y paleopatologia de la poblacion religiosa de Jerez en epoca moderna: una primera aproximacion

Author: Gonzalo Castro Moreno Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2019

The main objective of this book has been to open a line of research into the religious population of the city of Jerez de la Frontera, in southern Spain, during the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries - the 'Modern Age' - which until now has not been thoroughly investigated. The research focusses on the archaeological and paleopathological remains of the religious population. The archaeological excavations were supported with the existing archival material, and enabled the first assessment of Jerez society to be carried out, including a whole series of elements that have not been studied thus far, such as the causes of death and disease suffered by the people of the city. To this end, a study was carried out examining the pathologies found in the skeletal remains housed at the municipal archaeological museum of Jerez de la Frontera, which originated mainly from epidemic burials. | El principal objetivo de este libro ha sido abrir una linea de investigacion hasta ahora inedita en la ciudad de Jerez de la Frontera, en el sur de Espana, la cual es el estudio social a traves de los restos arqueologicos y paleopatologicos de la poblacion religiosa en la ciudad durante la Edad Moderna, y mas concretamente los siglos XVI y XVII. En base a las intervenciones arqueologicas realizadas y con el apoyo del material de archivo existente hemos podido llevar a cabo una primera valoracion de la sociedad jerezana con toda una serie de elementos hasta ahora no estudiados, como son las causas de muerte y enfermedades sufridas por los habitantes de la ciudad. Para ello se ha realizado un estudio con las patologias halladas en los restos oseos de los depositos del museo arqueologico municipal de Jerez de la Frontera, y que fueron hallados principalmente en enterramientos epidemicos. Igualmente se ha podido exponer un principio de localizacion de las zonas usadas como lugares inhumacion y su posterior uso tras el cambio en las costumbres funerarias a principios del siglo XIX, con lo que se ha realizado una vision de la influencia en el ambito del nuevo urbanismo de la ciudad.

Blood, Faith and Iron: A dynasty of Catholic industrialists in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England

Blood, Faith and Iron: A dynasty of Catholic industrialists in sixteenth- and seventeenth-century England

Author: Paul Belford Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/11/2018

The Ironbridge Gorge is an iconic industrial landscape, presented as the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution and so part of a national narrative of heroic Protestant individualism. However this is not the full story. In fact this industrial landscape was created by an entrepreneurial Catholic dynasty over 200 years before the Iron Bridge was built. This book tells that story for the first time. Acquiring land at the Dissolution of the Monasteries, the Brooke family invested in coal mining and iron production - and introduced a radical new method of steelmaking which transformed that industry. Drawing together years of painstaking archaeological and historical research, this book looks in detail at the landscape, buildings and industrial installations created by the Brooke dynasty between the Dissolution and the English Civil War. It also explores the broader contexts - religious, economic and political - which shaped their mind-set and their actions. It considers medieval influences on these later developments, and looks at how the Brookes' Catholicism was reflected in the way they created a new industrial landscape. In so doing it questions traditional narratives of English industrialisation, and calls for a more sophisticated understanding of this period by historical archaeologists.

The Steamboat Phoenix and the Archaeology of Early Steam Navigation in North America

The Steamboat Phoenix and the Archaeology of Early Steam Navigation in North America

Author: George R Schwarz Format: Hardback Release Date: 11/05/2018

The Steamboat Phoenix and the Archaeology of Early Steam Navigation in North America offers an in-depth exploration of the archaeological and cultural aspects of early American steamboat development. It also tells the story of Phoenix, the second steamer to operate on Lake Champlain and the world's earliest archaeologically studied steamboat wreck. In doing so, this book provides a unique insight into early perceptions of steam navigation, including both the wonder and fear elicited by the comfort and efficiency they promised and the hazards with which they came to be associated. The advent of steam navigation contributed significantly to the economic transformation of early America, facilitating trade through the transportation of goods along the country's lakes, rivers, and canals. Despite their significant role, however, few details on the construction and operation of early steamboats have survived in historical documents. This book helps address this gap by examining the archaeological record. Using Phoenix as a case study and comparing it with the archaeological remains of other contemporary steamers, this book offers a detailed and extensive insight into the development of early steam propulsion and of steamboat culture in America, as well as a look at what life was like on board through the analysis of recovered artifacts and contemporary accounts. With over 90 illustrations, including a reconstruction of the steamboat, The Steamboat Phoenix and the Archaeology of Early Steam Navigation in North America is ideal for archaeologists and maritime historians, but also for those with a general interest in American maritime history.

The Steamboat Phoenix and the Archaeology of Early Steam Navigation in North America

The Steamboat Phoenix and the Archaeology of Early Steam Navigation in North America

Author: George R Schwarz Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 11/05/2018

The Steamboat Phoenix and the Archaeology of Early Steam Navigation in North America offers an in-depth exploration of the archaeological and cultural aspects of early American steamboat development. It also tells the story of Phoenix, the second steamer to operate on Lake Champlain and the world's earliest archaeologically studied steamboat wreck. In doing so, this book provides a unique insight into early perceptions of steam navigation, including both the wonder and fear elicited by the comfort and efficiency they promised and the hazards with which they came to be associated. The advent of steam navigation contributed significantly to the economic transformation of early America, facilitating trade through the transportation of goods along the country's lakes, rivers, and canals. Despite their significant role, however, few details on the construction and operation of early steamboats have survived in historical documents. This book helps address this gap by examining the archaeological record. Using Phoenix as a case study and comparing it with the archaeological remains of other contemporary steamers, this book offers a detailed and extensive insight into the development of early steam propulsion and of steamboat culture in America, as well as a look at what life was like on board through the analysis of recovered artifacts and contemporary accounts. With over 90 illustrations, including a reconstruction of the steamboat, The Steamboat Phoenix and the Archaeology of Early Steam Navigation in North America is ideal for archaeologists and maritime historians, but also for those with a general interest in American maritime history.