The collected papers presented to the Dartmoor Tinworking Research Group (DTRG) conference in May 2016 are now available in the recently published proceedings.
The conference, entitled ‘A Celebration of the Tinworking Landscape of Dartmoor in its European Context - Prehistory to the 20th Century’, celebrated the 25th Anniversary of the DTRG (1991-2016) and also the 10th Anniversary of the Cornwall & West Devon Mining Landscape World Heritage Site.
Held in the former stannary town of Tavistock from the 6 - 11 May - and within the Tamar Valley and Tavistock Area of the World Heritage Site - the event attracted a wide range of speakers from across Europe and beyond. The conference highlighted the diversity of Dartmoor’s industrial landscape, its relationship to Tavistock as a Devon Stannary Town, and compared its features and technologies with those of contemporary tinworking areas of continental Europe - including the Czech Republic, Germany, France and Spain.
The generously illustrated A4 softback volume has 156 pages and approximately 135 colour and b&w photographs and site surveys. Authors include key archaeological researchers in the south-west - Tom Greeves, Peter Herring, Simon Hughes, Phil Newman and Henrietta Quinnell - as well as a contribution from geologist Richard Scrivener. There are also papers on tinworks and mines in the Czech Republic and Iberia, and on tin isotope analysis in Germany. The volume contains much previously unpublished information on the field archaeology, prehistory and history of Dartmoor tinworking, mines, mills and accommodation, plus comparative data from Cornwall and continental Europe.
‘The Tinworking Landscape of Dartmoor in a European Context – Prehistory to 20th Century’, edited by Phil Newman, is available at a price of £18 + £2.00 p&p.
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