IMC 2003: Sessions

Session 1524: A Cistercian Powerhouse: Ironworking at Rievaulx

Thursday 17 July 2003, 09.00-10.30

Organisers:Gill Thompson, Department of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford
Jane Wheeler, Department of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford
Moderator/Chair:Gerry McDonnell, Department of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford
Paper 1524-aThe Monastic and Post-Monastic Iron Industry of Rievaulx Abbey, 1132-1670
(Language: English)
Gerry McDonnell, Department of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - General
Paper 1524-bFuel for Ironworking: Woodland Management in a Monastic and Industrial Medieval Landscape
(Language: English)
Gill Thompson, Department of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - General
Paper 1524-cVegetation Changes in Medieval Times in the North York Moors
(Language: English)
Margaret Atherden, University College of York St John, University of Leeds
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - General
Paper 1524-dRievaulx and Bilsdale: A Palynological Case Study
(Language: English)
Jane Wheeler, Department of Archaeological Sciences, University of Bradford
Index terms: Archaeology - Artefacts, Archaeology - General, Archaeology - Sites, Architecture - General
Abstract

This session will discuss the evidence for and the consequences of industrial and technological developments of ironworking on the local natural resources and landscape following the arrival of the Cistercian community in 1132. Historical, archaeological and palaeoecological evidence is combined to highlight an interdisciplinary approach.