Waterlogged Organic Artefacts

    SubTitle

    Guidelines on their Recovery, Analysis and Conservation
    Waterlogged Organic Artefacts large image 1
        Paperback / softback

        Publication Date

        28 Sep 2018
        13320349
        13320349

        Main Summary

          The preservation of waterlogged organic materials has transformed our understanding of the historic environment. Their study involves the collaboration of many different disciplines from within the heritage sector. This guidance is aimed at anyone planning for or working with waterlogged organic artefacts, including archaeological curators, archaeologists and specialists (finds specialists, environmental archaeologists and conservators).

          This guidance will help the reader appreciate the information and research potential waterlogged organic artefacts can offer. It will briefly describe material conditions and commonly applied conservation techniques, in order for people less familiar with these situations to make the right decisions when commissioning work. For practitioners in the field, it contains useful advice on lifting, storage and packaging. The chapter on analytical techniques highlights areas for further research. Case studies and specialist views are provided to illustrate the principles with real-life scenarios.

          Additional Information

          Author

          Karla Graham
          Penelope Walton Rogers
          Angela Karsten
          Quita Mould

          Publishing Status

          Active

          Size

          297mm

          Number of Illustrations

          81

          Number of Pages

          64

          ISBN

          9781848025646

          Contents

            •    Introduction
            •    Project planning stages
            •    Material conditions
            •    Lifting, handling and processing
            •    Documentation, examination and analysis
            •    Conservation
            •    Case studies
            •    Where to get advice
            •    References
            •    Glossary
            •    Appendix

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