The Archaeology of Britain: An Introduction from the Upper Palaeolithic to the Industrial Revolution

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the major social issues of the time. The relationship between Britain and the rest of the world as expressed in material culture, is poorly understood from this end. Yet if archaeologists are to make an impact on the history of the past two centuries, two things are vital: firstly that we go beyond catalogues and begin to interpret our evidence; and secondly that we are more rigorous about our archaeological methods, and have the courage to be more openly critical of our own data.


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m
McCutcheon, W.A. , 1980. The industrial archaeology of Northern Ireland. London: HMSO.

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