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Industrial archaeology

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Rethinking Agriculture

Rethinking Agriculture

Author: Timothy P. Denham Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/11/2007

Although the need to study agriculture in different parts of the world on its own terms has long been recognized and re-affirmed, a tendency persists to evaluate agriculture across the globe using concepts, lines of evidence and methods derived from Eurasian research. However, researchers working in different regions are becoming increasingly aware of fundamental differences in the nature of, and methods employed to study, agriculture and plant exploitation practices in the past. Contributions to this volume rethink agriculture, whether in terms of existing regional chronologies, in terms of techniques employed, or in terms of the concepts that frame our interpretations. This volume highlights new archaeological and ethnoarchaeological research on early agriculture in understudied non-Eurasian regions, including Island Southeast Asia and the Pacific, the Americas and Africa, to present a more balanced view of the origins and development of agricultural practices around the globe.

Industrial Archaeology of North West Durham

Industrial Archaeology of North West Durham

Author: Frank Atkinson Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/10/2007

Looking for Work

Looking for Work

Author: Peter H. Stott Format: Hardback Release Date: 15/07/2007

Using 134 sites scattered across the county's 18 towns and the city of Hudson, the author weaves an authoritative and well-documented group of narrative histories linking the evidence of the landscape with the underlying economic and social history of each community. Each town narrative is accompanied by individual site descriptions, which can be used as an on-site guide to local history. The author contends that the economic development of a community is its storyline, which can be read, to a greater or lesser degree, in representative surviving structures. These landmarks give concrete form to the abstract concept of the historical past, linking the written record with the present landscape.

The Industrial Archaeology of Docks & Harbours

The Industrial Archaeology of Docks & Harbours

Author: Michael Stammers Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/07/2007

Michael Stammers tells the history of the British harbour and looks at the industrial archaeology of both harbours and ports. For over 2,000 years, we have built man-made harbours and, as an island nation, they have played a great part in our history. From the smallest harbour to huge `super ports' like Southampton and Felixstowe, every harbour or port can give a clue to its history and development and Michael Stammers takes us through the history and shows us what remains today to give a clue as to the history of the ports.

Dictionary of Industrial Archaeology

Dictionary of Industrial Archaeology

Author: Charles Jones Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2006

This dictionary covers the period of the Industrial Revolution, the years between 1750 and 1850, when the major developments and technical advances occurred that are the concern of industrial archaeologists. This is the only book of its kind and designed for students, professionals and academics, railway and canal enthusiasts, and anyone interested in Britain's industrial history.

Understanding the Workplace: : 2005

Understanding the Workplace: : 2005

Author: David Gwyn Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/12/2006

This volume was first delivered at a conference organised by the Association for Industrial Archaeology in Nottingham in June 2004, and formerly constituted a special issue of Industrial Archaeology Review. The papers have the explicit intention of formulating a research framework for industrial archaeology in the 21st century and demonstrating how far industrial archaeology is now a fully recognised element of mainstream archaeology.

Henry's Mill: The Historical Archaeology of a Forest Community

Henry's Mill: The Historical Archaeology of a Forest Community

Author: Peter Davies Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/11/2006

In Defence of Landscape

In Defence of Landscape

Author: David Ride Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 10/03/2006

In response to German gas attacks 7000 acres of chalk downland were enclosed at Porton Down in 1916 as an experimental ground and artillery range. Consequently many monuments from the Neolithic onwards have been preserved: over 100 Neolithic and Bronze Age barrows, two Neolithic flint mines, miles of banks and ditches, two Bronze Age cremation cemeteries, a Saxon cemetery an eighteenth-century folly site, the foundations of a Victorian mansion, nineteenth-century farms, as well as remains from the first military period of use. This wealth is typical of what has been ploughed out elsewhere -- a microcosm of the archaeology of southern England.

Industrial Archaeology

Industrial Archaeology

Author: Eleanor Casella Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 03/03/2005

Eleanor Conlin Casella and James Symonds th The essays in this book are adapted from papers presented at the 24 Annual Conference of the Theoretical Archaeology Group, held at the University of Manchester, in December 2002. The conference session An Industrial Revolution? Future Directions for Industrial Arch- ology, was jointly devised by the editors, and sponsored by English Heritage, with the intention of gathering together leading industrial and historical archaeologists from around the world. Speakers were asked to consider aspects of contemporary theory and practice, as well as possible future directions for the study of industrialisation and - dustrial societies. It perhaps ?tting that this meeting was convened in Manchester, which has a rich industrial heritage, and has recently been proclaimed as the archetype city of the industrial revolution (McNeil and George, 2002). However, just as Manchester is being transformed by reg- eration, shaking off many of the negative connotations associated st with factory-based industrial production, and remaking itself as a 21 century city, then so too, is the archaeological study of industrialisation being transformed. In the most recent overview of industrial archaeology in the UK, Sir Neil Cossons cautioned that industrial archaeology risked becoming a one generation subject , that stood on the edge of oblivion, alongside th the mid-20 century pursuit of folklife studies (Cossons 2000:13). It is to be hoped that the papers in this volume demonstrate that this will not be the case.

Industrial Archaeology

Industrial Archaeology

Author: Eleanor Casella Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/03/2005

Eleanor Conlin Casella and James Symonds th The essays in this book are adapted from papers presented at the 24 Annual Conference of the Theoretical Archaeology Group, held at the University of Manchester, in December 2002. The conference session An Industrial Revolution? Future Directions for Industrial Arch- ology, was jointly devised by the editors, and sponsored by English Heritage, with the intention of gathering together leading industrial and historical archaeologists from around the world. Speakers were asked to consider aspects of contemporary theory and practice, as well as possible future directions for the study of industrialisation and - dustrial societies. It perhaps ?tting that this meeting was convened in Manchester, which has a rich industrial heritage, and has recently been proclaimed as the archetype city of the industrial revolution (McNeil and George, 2002). However, just as Manchester is being transformed by reg- eration, shaking off many of the negative connotations associated st with factory-based industrial production, and remaking itself as a 21 century city, then so too, is the archaeological study of industrialisation being transformed. In the most recent overview of industrial archaeology in the UK, Sir Neil Cossons cautioned that industrial archaeology risked becoming a one generation subject , that stood on the edge of oblivion, alongside th the mid-20 century pursuit of folklife studies (Cossons 2000:13). It is to be hoped that the papers in this volume demonstrate that this will not be the case.

Roads

Roads

Author: Richard K. Morriss Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/07/2004

An archaeological history of the British Road from prehistoric times to the present day.

Early Modern Industry and Settlement

Early Modern Industry and Settlement

Author: Barney Sloane, Stewart Hoad Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 15/12/2003

This richly illustrated volume presents important new evidence for early modern industry and settlement at two sites in the London Borough of Richmond upon Thames. Taken together, the Richmond and Mortlake sites provide valuable evidence of the great increase in development occurring in small towns on the outskirts of London from the mid 17th century. Excavation at 29-34 George St, Richmond also drew on a historical study of documentary evidence, showing the town's development from the 15th century onwards. Looking at several sites in Mortlake uncovered significant evidence pertaining to the post-medieval industry that arose here, and even included excavation of a First World War shell-filling factory.