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MD Nevell
Head of Archaeology, Centre for Applied Archaeology
Built Environment
Centre for Applied Archaeology, School of the Built Environment

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

Michael has 25 years experience as a professional archaeologist and has taught archaeology at under-graduate and post-graduate level for more than 15 years. He is the author of more than 20 books on archaeology including studies of 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 archaeology engagement. He is currently co-editor of the leading international journal on industrial archaeology - Industrial Archaeology Review, and Chairman of the Institute for Archaeologists's Building Interest Group.

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


Latest Additions

  1. Power, Status and War: The Archaeology of the Castle in North West England.
  2. The Bridgewater in Cheshire: Recent archaeological investigations
  3. The grocers’ warehouse, Castlefield: the first true canal warehouse?
  4. Bridgewater 250: Researching the archaeology and history of the first industrial canal
  5. Living in the industrial city: Housing quality, land ownership and the archaeological evidence from industrial Manchester, 1740-1850
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Most Viewed Items

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1Excavating the iconic: The rediscovery of the Fairbottom Bobs Colliery pumping engine1010
2Newton Hall and the cruck buildings of North West England994
3The archaeology of the canal warehouses of north-west England and the social archaeology of industrialisation780
4Iron Age and Romano-British rural settlement in North West England766
5The Archaeology of Industrialisation and the Textile Industry: The Example of Manchester and the South-western Pennine Uplands During the 18th Century (Part 2)752
6The rise and fall of the felt hatting industry707
7People versus machines or people and machines? Current research directions within British post-medieval and industrial archaeology655
8The archaeology of industrialisation and the textile industry: the example of Manchester and the south-western pennine uplands during the 18th century (part 1)647
9The archaeology of the rural railway warehouse in north-west England621
10The 2005 Rolt memorial lecture. Industrial archaeology or the archaeology of the industrial period? Models, methodology and the future of industrial archaeology613