The Environmental Archaeology of Industry, Paperback Book


The environmental impact of industry is often profound and far-reaching, and has long been present in the cultural landscape.

This volume presents 18 papers deriving from a conference of the Association for Environmental Archaeology; they aim to bridge the gap between environmental and industrial archaeology.

The papers address several major issues including: the effects of mining and smelting on sedimentation and vegetation in river catchments; the environmental impact of industries which are based on high-temperature processes and require reliable sources of fuel, such as metallurgy, pottery, glass and lime-making; the environmental impact of industrial processes based on biological raw materials, such as horn, bone, hides and shell; and the effects of industry on human health.


  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 208 pages, 54 b/w figs, 30 tbs
  • Publisher: Oxbow Books
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Archaeological theory
  • ISBN: 9781842170847



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