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Food Storage


Casella, EC and Bolton, S, Food Storage, The Oxford Handbook of Industrial Archaeology, Oxford University Press, EC Casella, M. Nevell and H Steyne-Chamberlin (ed), United Kingdom, pp. 473-488. ISBN 9780199693962 (2022) [Research Book Chapter]

DOI: doi:10.1093/oxfordhb/9780199693962.013.19


Various technologies evolved over the industrial era to enable the hygienic storage of mass-produced food and beverages. A wide range of metal, ceramic, and glass containers were developed, distributed, and discarded on historic sites across the world. This chapter outlines the primary diagnostic features of artefacts associated with the food storage industries. These material characteristics may be used to determine the original contents, date of manufacture, and source of production for these ubiquitous and commonly recovered cans, bottles, and jars. It provides an overview of food storage containers as a ubiquitous artefact category within industrial archaeology.

Item Details

Item Type:Research Book Chapter
Keywords:food storage, glass bottles, glass jars, ceramic bottles, ceramic jars, metal cans, dating techniques
Research Division:History, Heritage and Archaeology
Research Group:Archaeology
Research Field:Historical archaeology (incl. industrial archaeology)
Objective Division:Expanding Knowledge
Objective Group:Expanding knowledge
Objective Field:Expanding knowledge in history, heritage and archaeology
UTAS Author:Casella, EC (Professor Eleanor Casella)
ID Code:142458
Year Published:2022
Deposited By:Art
Deposited On:2021-01-19
Last Modified:2022-09-21

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