Introduction: Experiencing urban transition and change

Author(s): Emma Dwyer

Year: 2013


Historical archaeologists benefit from (or are overwhelmed by) closer chronological resolution and availability of varying sources than those studying other periods, inviting alternative approaches to interpretation. As an introduction to the session, this paper will provide a brief overview of archaeological thought on the subject of micro-scales, fine-grained research, and biographical approaches to the relatively recent past. In the context of the session theme, the paper will make reference to a case study drawn from the author's current research, which examines life on an early 20th century social housing estate in England. Individuals, families and communities settling on the estate experienced (or rallied against) a transformed environment; current residents experience an environment in transition.

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Introduction: Experiencing urban transition and change. Emma Dwyer. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Leicester, England, U.K. 2013 ( tDAR id: 428451)


Spatial Coverage

min long: -8.158; min lat: 49.955 ; max long: 1.749; max lat: 60.722 ;

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Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 735