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Archaeological Wood. Properties, Chemistry, and Preservation by Roger M. Rowell, R. James Barbour

By Roger M. Rowell, R. James Barbour

This can be the 1st booklet to mix chemistry with suggestions of conserving archaeological wooden. one of the subject matters mentioned in its 17 chapters are the chemical composition of wooden and alterations led to through the decay technique, biopredators, radiation curing, freeze-drying, chemical maintenance options, museum environments, the ethics of conservation, and cost structures for selecting one of the traits of wooden that may be preserved. This quantity presents figuring out, from a systematic standpoint of archaeological wooden, its houses, its chemistry and its renovation.

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We give just one example because organizational skills are so well covered in business histories. 15 Samuel Slater, who is famous for transferring textile technology from England to America, should be given as much credit for his organizational abilities as for his purely technical skills. Slater's apprenticeship with the British industrialist Jedediah Strutt prepared him for the responsibilities of management and showed him the economic potential of mechanized production. Despite his familiarity with cotton textile mills and machinery, he was not a trained mechanic and could not have set up his manufacturing system in Pawtucket, Rhode Island, without the assistance of local artisans, including such technically gifted men as Sylvanus Brown and David Wilkinson.

7. Quoted in J. R. Harris, "Skills, Coal, and British Industry in the Lighteenth Century," History 61 (1976): 167-182. 8. Patrick M. Malone, "Museums and the History of Technology," 'I'he Weaver of Information and Perspectives on Technological Literacy 3, no. 1 (1984): 2. Lor an example of an industrial artifact refuting both documentary and graphic evidence, sec Svante Lindqvist, Technology on Trial: The Introduction oj Steam Power Technology into Sweden, 1715-1736 (Uppsala: Almqvist & Wiksell International, 1984), pp.

9 Both documentary and material evidence show that opportunities for artisans to exercise their planning skills were reduced during the nineteenth century. Finer division oi labor meant that designers or managers rather than artisans planned more of the production process. With improved communication, the "right" way of doing particular tasks was widely accepted among artisans, making it less likely that an individual would deviate from the usual way of working. The increasing use of mechanical appliances such as filing jigs or fixtures on machine tools meant that someone else had planned how the main aspects of an artisan's task should be done.

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