Industrial Archaeology

Industrial Archaeology

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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.Once steam power became available, many sites added an auxiliary steam engine to maintain their operations ... One Plate 9 A rare survival, the breastshot waterwheel in situ at St Marya#39;s Mill, Chalford, in Gloucestershire. The machinery of this former woollen ... Figure 5 Diagram illustrating the evolution of processes in theanbsp;...

Title:Industrial Archaeology
Author:Marilyn Palmer, Peter Neaverson
Publisher:Psychology Press - 1998


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