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.
'this book is undoubtedly a excellent introduction to industrial archaeology in Britain at present.' - The archaeologist
`University departments who exclude the industrial period from their curricula, and old-school industrial archaeologists who resist the inevitability of a changing world, take note!..this book stans out from the crowd..the text is jaunty, the design interesting and the diagrams generally helpful' - Conservation Bulletin, April 1999