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2011-02-19 Archaeology of the extractive industries

posted 30 Nov 2010, 13:48 by Paul Brayford   [ updated 20 Feb 2011, 09:28 ]
Archaeology of the extractive industries - 19 February 2011

As a part of the Research Framework project there will be a series of seminars and workshops around England to examine the various specialist themes within the project realting to mining and quarrying. This second meeting will be held at National Coal Mining Museum for England, Caphouse Colliery, near Wakefield, West Yorkshire on the archaeology of coal, clay and ironstone. The event will give participants the opportunity to discuss their work, to learn what others are doing and exchange ideas. For example, over the last few years a number of mining history interest groups have been investigating early steam engine sites associated with the coal industry. The work they are doing has the potential to expand our knowledge of early developments in pumping techniques. Sharing the results can help interpret the findings, adding value to the work and drive research forward. If you are involved in similar work on coal, clay or iron mining, then make sure you attend. Other seminars on lead, tin, copper and slate working are also planned for the Winter of 2011 at venues in the South-West, Cumbria and Derbyshire. Details will be circulated widely and posted to the Research pages at the National Association of Mining History Organisations' website. Alternative contact
Phil Newman. For more information contact Peter Claughton , email, web