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  • The Archaeology of Pineapples: An excavation of a Vinery-Pinery in Scotland (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Doug Rocks-Macqueen.

    This paper reviews the most recent finds from the multi-year excavation at Aimsfield Walled Garden, the largest walled garden in Scotland (debated), in East Lothian, Scotland. It includes an examination of the surrounding landscape and how this was altered to provide a unique view and projection of power and wealth. The recent excavations of the vinery-pinery are presented to show an example of how pineapples were grown in Scotland in the 1700s and into the 1800s. The connection this site has to...

  • Boys and Their Toys: Masculine spaces in eighteenth-century York (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Matthew Jenkins.

    This paper highlights the potential of material culture to challenge and nuance historical accounts of large-scale cultural transformations in the Georgian period, such as urban improvement and domestic privacy. It explores how the detailed analysis of houses and the changes made to their fabric, form and function, sheds light on their changing uses and meanings over time. When combined with the study of diaries, maps, newspapers, wills, illustrations and early photographs, it can be used to...

  • From personal accounts to bureaucratic standards: administration reform in nineteenth century asylums (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Katherine Fennelly.

    Utilising methods drawn from history, archaeology and codicology, this paper will consider the changes and challenges brought about by standardisation of administrative paperwork in public asylums in the nineteenth century. This is drawn from current PhD research based on asylum planning, management and administration in the British Isles.

  • Theatre Archaeology and the Shakespearean stage (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Ollie Jones.

    In recent years, archaeology has greatly influenced our understanding of the Shakespearean stage, thorough its excavation of the Rose and the Globe theatres, and in summer 2013, the Curtain. However, although such excavations have shed important light on the architecture, performance space and visitor experiences in these buildings, current experiments in past performance practice are restricted to models derived from these purpose-built theatre spaces. This paper present the results of an...

  • Typologies of Consumption: Examining consumer behaviour through an analysis of the inherent qualities of material culture (2013)
    DOCUMENT Full-Text Eric G. Schweickart.

    Material culture analysis has traditionally paid more attention to the inherent qualities of artefacts which are associated with their production (like material, form, and decoration)  while spending less time considering those inherent qualities which are formed by their consumption (like quality, wear, and repair).  The dwindling overlap, over the last five centuries, between the group of people who produce goods and the group of people who consume them calls into question the assertion that...

  • World Heritage and Industrial Archaeology on Minions Moor: Cars, Cattle and Commoners (2013)
    DOCUMENT Citation Only Hilary Orange.

    Tin and copper mining on Minions Moor (Cornwall, England) was a relatively brief interlude in the traditional economy of the moor, which is largely based around grazing. In 1836 rich reserves of copper were discovered here, leading to mass immigration and the development of moorland settlements. The ensuing mining boom turned to bust after only 40 years. As the industrial wasteland began to green-over grazing practices were gradually reintroduced. The moor today is commonly seen as a ‘natural’...