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Industrial Archaeology uses the techniques of mainstream archaeological excavation, analysis and interpretation to present an enlightening picture of industrial society. Technology and heritage have, until recently, been the focal points of study in industrialization. Industrial Archaeology sets out 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.
An Archaeology of Capitalism offers an account of landscape and material culture from the later Middle Ages to the beginnings of the Industrial Revolution. In tracing some of the roots of modernity back to the transformation of the countryside, this book seeks an innovative understanding of the transition between feudalism and capitalism, and does so through a unique synthesis of archaeology, economic, social and cultural history, historical geography and architectural history. Medieval and early modern archaeology has in the past focused on small-scale empirical contributions to the study of the period. The approach taken here is both wider-ranging and more ambitious. The author breaks down the dividing lines between archaeological and documentary evidence to provide a vivid reconstruction of pre-industrial material life and of the social and mental processes that came together in the post-medieval period in the transition towards modernity. Matthew Johnson is careful to avoid a simplifying evolutionary explanation, but rather sees the period in terms of a diversity of social and material practices evident in material traces - traces that survive and that, when reused in different contexts, came to mean different things.
Two hundred years of industry have transformed the British landscape. This book enables the reader to reconstruct the landscape of past industry. The authors are industrial archaeologists of national standing whose concern is to use surviving material evidence and contemporary sources to study the former working conditions of men and women. Comprehensive in coverage, the book examines fuels, metals, clothing, food, building and transport. It makes clear the tangible elements which form the basis for recreation of past landscapes and demonstrates both their function and the context in which they should be considered.
In the industrial history of West Durham, the lead dales of Teesdale, Weardale and Derwentdale were major components of an orefield that dominated lead production during the Georgian and Victorian eras. This book provides a general introduction to the industries which made the region internationally important in the 18th, 19th and 20th centuries.
This book documents the Innuit use of the kayak and umiak boats. The kayak was predominantly a hunting boat, used for long voyages, usually up rivers and streams. The umaik, by contrast, was for hunting and travelling, and was often taken whale-hunting off the north coast of Alaska. The book is divided into two sections - one for each boat type - and is lavishly illustrated throughout.
Sussex was not dramatically affected by the first impact of the Industrial Revolution, but for long had a range of industries serving local needs, mainly associated with food processing, agriculture and building trades.
Covers all aspects of twentieth-century technology, including developments which are essentially products of this century - such as aeronautics and computers - as well as those that have roots in the past. While the emphasis is on technological innovation, attention is directed also to the social, economic, and political factors influencing recent industrial developments.