Cost, quality and value in historical archaeology
This doctoral research program explored three key concepts in nineteenth-century consumerism - cost, quality and value - and the role they play in examining the archaeological material culture of the modern world. It encompassed two primary strands of inquiry: one, a consumption-theory driven study of trade catalogues to analyse the cost and promotion of 19th-century tablewares; and two, a close study of production flaws observed in archaeological sherds. These culminated in a consideration of how these goods may have been valued in their cultural context, and whether archaeologists are well placed to interpret such values.
Cite this Record
Cost, quality and value in historical archaeology. ( tDAR id: 377840) ; doi:10.6067/XCV89C6ZWG
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
129 Lambeth Road (Lambeth, England) • Albert Embankment (Lambeth, England) • Burslem Market Place (Stoke-on-Trent, England) • Cumberland and Gloucester Streets site (The Rocks) • Norfolk House (Lambeth, England)
min long: 151.189; min lat: -33.88 ; max long: 151.218; max lat: -33.844 ;
Individual & Institutional Roles
Principal Investigator(s): Penny Crook
TDAR ID(s): 6819
FAIMS ID(s): repo.fedarch.org/project/6819
Administration Note: This project was created in tDAR in 2012 and merged with a companion project in the FAIMS Collection in 2016.