Pre-industrial Mines and Quarries
Introductions to Heritage Assets
An introduction to pre-industrial mines and quarries.
People have mined and quarried stone and minerals for many thousands of years for a wide range of uses from crafting tools to producing building stone. The earliest evidence for mining and quarrying occurs during the Early Neolithic period around 4000 BC at a time when many innovations were being introduced into the UK.
Descriptions of the asset type as well as its development and associations along with a brief chronology are included.
- Development of the asset type
- Further reading
- Where to get advice
- Series: Guidance
- Publication Status: Completed
- Pages: 13
- Product Code: HEAG223
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