Water and wind power

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dc.contributor.author Rynne, Colin
dc.date.accessioned 2018-09-07T11:24:49Z
dc.date.available 2018-09-07T11:24:49Z
dc.date.issued 2018-01
dc.identifier.citation Rynne, Colin (2018) 'Water and wind power', in Gerrard, C. and Gutiérrez, A. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain. Oxford: Oxford University Press, pp. 491-510. doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198744719.013.22 en
dc.identifier.startpage 491 en
dc.identifier.endpage 510 en
dc.identifier.isbn 9780198744719
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10468/6734
dc.identifier.doi 10.1093/oxfordhb/9780198744719.013.22
dc.description.abstract The inhabitants of most urban and rural communities in both Britain and Ireland during the later medieval period would have lived a relatively short distance from either a watermill or windmill. This chapter examines the most recent archaeological evidence for water- and wind-powered mills in later medieval Britain. The use of water power, in particular, was widespread in the later medieval period for a wide range of industrial activities. However, during this same period nearly all of the grain harvest was processed in either wind- or water-powered mills. The archaeological record also demonstrates a large degree of continuity, from the late Roman and early medieval periods, in the design of waterwheels and the mechanisms they actuated. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Oxford University Press en
dc.relation.ispartof The Oxford Handbook of Later Medieval Archaeology in Britain
dc.rights © 2018, Oxford University Press. All rights reserved. Reproduced by permission of the publisher. en
dc.subject Watermill en
dc.subject Windmill en
dc.subject Dams en
dc.subject Weirs en
dc.subject Mill ponds en
dc.subject Millraces en
dc.subject Machinery en
dc.subject Millstones en
dc.title Water and wind power en
dc.type Book chapter en
dc.internal.authorcontactother Colin Rynne, Archaeology, University College Cork, Cork, Ireland. +353-21-490-3000 Email: c.rynne@ucc.ie en
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dc.check.date 2020-01-01
dc.date.updated 2018-09-03T10:47:16Z
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dc.description.status Peer reviewed en
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dc.internal.licenseacceptance Yes en
dc.internal.placepublication Oxford en
dc.internal.IRISemailaddress C.Rynne@ucc.ie en

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