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.
Marilyn Palmer is Reader in Industrial Archaeology and History at Leicester University. Peter Neaverson is Honorary Research Fellow in History at Leicester University. They are joint authors of Industry and the Landscape: 1700-1900 (Routledge).
The Scope of Industrial Archaeology. Landscapes and Townscapes. Buildings. Structures and Machinery. Field Techniques. Documentary Research. Industrial Archaeology in Practice. Cultural Resource Management of the Industrial Heritage in Britain.