Coal, Iron and Salt across the North Sea: technological transfer in the 'long Industrial Revolution'
Author(s): David Cranstone
Panhouse saltrmaking, using coal fuel and large iron pans, was one of the first industrial-scale manufacturing processes. Its origins, in Scotland in the 15th century, can be traced to a combination of British coal-mining and -burning expertise with Scandinavian ironmaking technology; the possible role of Cistercian monastic organisation in this process will also be explored. These developments formed an important stage in the development of coal-based industrialisation in its its wider European context.
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Coal, Iron and Salt across the North Sea: technological transfer in the 'long Industrial Revolution'. David Cranstone. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428414)
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