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date: 19 June 2019

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This overview explores material aspects of craft and industry through Britain’s landscape of medieval industry and commerce, highlighting the increasing output of production. The power houses behind the introduction and nurturing of the new technologies associated with iron working or pottery manufacture were often abbeys and their monastic houses. Consumption is addressed, through local, regional, and interregional trade and international commerce, which on occasions ignored geopolitical tensions. This overview sets out potential future research directions: raw materials; a better understanding of infrastructure and industrial processes; the experienced workforce to be explored through multi-disciplinary approaches and collaboration between archaeologists, economists, historians, and numismatists, backed up by analytical scientific research.

Keywords: abbey, craft, industry, iron, landscape, pottery, production, trade, workshop

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