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Industrial Archaeology

An Introduction

By Kenneth Hudson

Routledge – 1963 – 214 pages

Series: Routledge Library Editions: Archaeology

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Description

Industrial archaeology is the study of early industrial buildings and machinery, particularly of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. When this book was originally published in 1963, this was becoming a topic of lively interest and controversy among archaeologists, historians, architects and engineers. This book discusses the aims and methods of the science, giving examples of the contribution which different kinds of specialists can make. This shows a fascinating slice of the history of the discipline of archaeology as well as offering insights into industrial archaeology when the term was first being used. As the first text on the subject, this book also lead to the start of the industrial archaeology movement in the USA.

Contents

Foreword 1. What is Industrial Archaeology? 2. The Urgency of Industrial Archaeology 3. The Approach 4. The Pace and Pattern of the Industrial Revolution 5. Coal and Metals 6. Power 7. Textiles, Pottery and Glass, Brewing and Distilling 8. Railways, Inland Waterways and Roads 9. Building Materials 10. Farm Buildings and the Industrial Revolution 11. The Documentations and Recording of Industrial Archaeology

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Description: By Kenneth Hudson. Industrial archaeology is the study of early industrial buildings and machinery, particularly of the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. When this book was originally published in 1963, this was becoming a topic of lively interest and controversy among...
Categories: Archaeology, Modern History 1750-1945, Architectural History, British History, History of Science & Technology, Archaeological Science & Methodology, Major Works, General Reference