by Michael Nevell
This book gives the authoritative overview and synthesis of the M74 Completion Project, and marks a milestone in studies of the mid-nineteenth to mid-twentieth centuries. The excavations examined massive complexes such as the Govan Iron Works and the Caledonian Pottery, as well as engineering works, foundries, lime works and a textile mill. The project was a collaborative exercise between archaeologists, architectural and archival historians. The massive size of the project necessitated innovative new methods. A series of feature articles highlight just some of the work of the many post-excavation specialists who studied the artefacts, products and manufacturing-waste recovered from the excavations.
|The authors and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland gratefully acknowledge funding towards the publication of this volume from Historic Environment Scotland.|