An archaeological analysis of industrialisation within the rural context of post-Medieval south west Scotland

Atkinson, John A. (1997) An archaeological analysis of industrialisation within the rural context of post-Medieval south west Scotland. PhD thesis, University of Glasgow.

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Abstract

This thesis details the archaeological remains of the period 1600-1870 by focusing on the landscapes of transformation within the county of Ayrshire, south west Scotland. It presents an alternative view to the understanding of the industrial and agricultural past by employing a theoretical structure which bonds together Industrial Archaeology and Medieval or Later Rural Settlement studies in a bid to develop a more integrated appreciation of the history of the recent past. The theoretical model of vernacular and political landscapes, combined with landscape studies and archaeological assessment are presented as key mechanisms for interpretation of this period. Analysis is concentrated across a wide variety of remains from postimprovement settlement studies to the archaeology of domestic and mass production industries. This holistic approach is proposed as central to a clearer comprehension of the complexities of landscape history and historical archaeology.

Item Type: Thesis (PhD)
Qualification Level: Doctoral
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Colleges/Schools: College of Arts
Funder's Name: UNSPECIFIED
Supervisor's Name: Morrison, Dr. Alex
Date of Award: 1997
Depositing User: Ms Mary Anne Meyering
Unique ID: glathesis:1997-4971
Copyright: Copyright of this thesis is held by the author.
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2014 11:25
Last Modified: 19 Feb 2014 11:27
URI: http://theses.gla.ac.uk/id/eprint/4971

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