Industrial archeology

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Industrial archeology

Studying the remains and saving landmark examples of American engineering, such as factories, bridges, railroads, steel plants, and mills.
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The definition and practice of industrial archaeology, which began in the UK in the 1960s, differ from country to country, but always involves site-based study of the surviving physical remains, or material history--the "archaeology"--of past engineering, industry, and technology in the industrial era.
The remains of the Bersham works are now considered to be a highly significant site of industrial archaeology.
Sandwell council has plans to turn the foundry into a major industrial archaeology site, and says the gates may form part of those plans.
The results of the project will have relevance to nautical and industrial archaeology, naval architecture, archaeological conservation, cultural anthropology, and economic and nineteenth century American history.
We understand the past by archaeology - this is industrial archaeology
In hardcover book form with lavish illustrations, black and white photographs, engineering and other drawings, it will appeal to all who cherish railway history, or the industrial archaeology of the age of steam power and iron.
Chapters 20 and 21 present the archaeology of Ottoman and Venetian Greece while the last chapter (22) ('The archaeology of modern Greece'), touches on industrial archaeology and material culture as recorded in Folk Museums and modern settlements.
The Victorian Society, Council for British Archaeology and Association for Industrial Archaeology have all put their weight behind calls to Yorkshire Water to find an alternative to tearing out the unique stone-built Victorian structure and replacing it with reinforced concrete.
Dan Clayton Jones, chairman of the Committee forWales, Heritage Lottery Fund, said: "The grant will enable the Forgotten Landscape Partnership to move forward with its plans to conserve the historic character of this amazing and diverse landscape, its culture, important industrial archaeology and wildlife, which would otherwise be lost for ever.
THE Tyne Industrial Archaeology Group's next meeting will be held on Thursday.

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