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The environmental archaeology of industry

Author: P Murphy; Patricia E J Wiltshire
Publisher: Oxford : Oxbow Books, ©2003.
Series: Symposia of the Association for Environmental Archaeology, no. 20.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats

The environmental impact of industry is often profound and far-reaching, and has long been present in the cultural landscape. This text presents papers from a conference of the Association for  Read more...


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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: P Murphy; Patricia E J Wiltshire
ISBN: 1842170848 9781842170847
OCLC Number: 62134601
Notes: Papers presented at the 20th conference of the Association for Environmental Archaeology, held at the University of Surrey, Guildford, 14th-16th April 2000.
Description: 170 pages : illustrations ; 30 cm.
Contents: Setting the scene, F. Chambers; reconstructing the environmental impact of past metallurgical activities, P.D. Marshall; an environmental approach to the archaeology of tin mining on Dartmoor, V. Thorndycraft, D Pirriet and A.G Brown; wood-based industrial fuels and their environmental impact in lowland Britain, R. Gale; the iron production industry and its extensive demand upon woodland resources - a case study from Creeton Quarry, Lincolnshire, J. Cowgill; tanning and horn-working at late- and post- mediaeval Bruges, A. Ervynck, B Hillewaert, A Maes and M. van Strydonck; tawyers, tanners, horn trade and the mystery of the missing goat, U. Albarella; choice and use of shells for artefacts at Roman sites in the Eastern Desert of Egypt, S. Hamilton-Dyer; industrial activities - some suggested microstratigraphic signatures, R. Macphail; deriving information efficiently from surveys of artefact distribution, R.S. Shiel and S.B. Mohamed; can we identify biological indicator groups for craft, industry and other activities?, A. Hall and H. Kenward; archaeological arthropod faunas as indicators of past industrial activitie, J. Schelvis; charred mollusc shells as indicators of industrial activities, P. Murphy; Saxon flax retting in river channels and the apparent lack of water pollution, M. Robinson; the rise and fall of rickets in England, S.A. Mays; a comparison of health in past rural, urban and industrial England, M. Lewis; determining occupation from skeletal remains - is it possible?, T. Waldron and W. Birch; the disposal and decomposition of human and animal remains, D.W. Hopkins and P.E.J. Wiltshire.
Series Title: Symposia of the Association for Environmental Archaeology, no. 20.
Responsibility: edited by Peter Murphy and Patricia E.J. Wiltshire.
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