MD Nevell

Head of Archaeology, Centre for Applied Archaeology

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Centre for Applied Archaeology, School of Environment & Life Sciences

Industrial Archaeology, Archaeology, Planning & Construction, Historic Building Recording, Community Archaeology, Urban Archaeology

Michael has 30 years experience as a professional archaeologist and has taught archaeology at under-graduate and post-graduate level for more than 19 years. He is the author of over 30 books on archaeology including studies of industrial Glasgow and Manchester, ROF Chorley and the industrial archaeology of Greater Manchester and Lancashire. He co-authored 'Industrial Archaeology: A Handbook' in 2012, the standard introduction to the subject. His many journal artices include pieces on the origin of industrialsiation and the development of industrial archaeology, canal and railway warehouses, workers' housing and textile mills. He has a particular research interest in archaeological theory and methodology as applied to the post-medieval and industrial periods, and in community and public arcmore...

BA (Hons) in Ancient History & Archaeology, University of Manchester, 1984 MPhil in Archaeology, University of Manchester, 1986 DPhil in Archaeology, University of Manchester, 1993

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  1. Nevell, MD 2018, 'Power and innovation : excavating pre-1806 steam engines in the Manchester area' , The International Journal of the History of Engineering and Technology, 88 (2) . (In Press)
  2. Nevell, MD 2017, 'Excavating ‘Hell Upon Earth’ towards a research framework for the archaeological investigation of workers’ housing : case studies from Manchester, UK' , Industrial Archaeology Review, 39 (2) , pp. 85-100.
  3. Nevell, MD 'Excavating Engels : the archaeological investigations of workers' housing in Manchester and Salford, 2001 to 2017' , Memoirs and Proceedings of the Manchester Literary & Philosophical Society . (In Press)
  4. Nevell, MD 2017, 'Salford's first quay : the Irwell waterfront 1755 to c. 1890' , in: Recapturing the past of Salford Quays , Salford University Archaeological Monographs (5) , Centre for Applied Archaeology, University of Salford, Salford, pp. 10-29.
  5. Nevell, MD 2017, 'A burning question : why so many mill fires?' , Council for British Archaeology Newsletter, 39 .
  6. Nevell, MD 2017, 'Evolving approaches for recording the textile mill' , Industrial Archaeology Review, 38 (2) , pp. 83-84.
  7. Newton Hall fig 41 2010, Tameside.
  8. Nevell, MD, Smith, A and Maddens, F 2016, The birth of industrial Glasgow. The archaeology of the M74 , Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, UK.
  9. Nevell, MD 2015, 'The industrial archaeology of Cheshire. An overview' , Journal of the Chester Archaeological Society, 85 (IV) , pp. 39-82.
  10. Nevell, MD, Carney, M, Cracknell, J, Hill, C and Jubb, D 2015, Warburton. Glimpses of rural life : the archaeology and history of a Cheshire village , University of Salford Archaeological Monographs, 4 , Centre for Applied Archaeology, University of Salford, Salford.