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Industrial Archaeology An Historical Survey

By Arthur Raistrick Copyright 1972
    332 Pages
    by Routledge

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    Industrial Archaeology (1972) presents an in-depth investigation of the nature, methods and materials of the archaeology of industry in the UK, from pre-Roman times to the late twentieth century. It studies topics such as coal and lead mining, textiles, wagon-ways and railways, canals, iron, steel and chemicals, glass-making, agriculture, brewing and many other trades, illustrated by a large number of examples (with photographs of many now-demolished sites) from many time periods and regions. It also deals with the role of excavation and field work, the problems of preservation and restoration, and place of various kinds of museum.

    1. Introduction: What is Industrial Archaeology?  Part 1. The Materials and Field Evidence of Industrial Archaeology  2. The Metallic Raw Materials  3. Metal-Based Industries  4. Non-metallic Raw Materials  5. Manufactures Based Upon Non-metallic Raw Materials  6. Organic Raw Materials and Industries Based Upon Them  7. Power and Fuel  8. Transport  9. Accommodation – Buildings and Structures  Part 2. A View of Industrial Archaeology in Britain  10. Prehistoric and Roman Industries  11. Dark Age and Medieval Industries  12. Prelude to the Industrial Revolution – the Sixteenth and Seventeenth Centuries  13. The Industrial Revolution – the Eighteenth Century  14. The Industrial Revolution – the Nineteenth Century  Part 3. The Place of Museums in Industrial Archaeology  15. Museums and Industrial Archaeology  16. Preservation, Restoration and Recording


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