Archaeological Conservation Using Polymers: Practical Applications for Organic Artifact Stabilization / Edition 1

Archaeological Conservation Using Polymers: Practical Applications for Organic Artifact Stabilization / Edition 1

by C. Wayne Smith
     
 

ISBN-10: 1585442186

ISBN-13: 9781585442188

Pub. Date: 03/28/2003

Publisher: Texas A&M University Press

The excavation of the La Belle shipwreck off the coast of Texas in the 1990s led to the development of new techniques in archaeological chemistry to aid the treatment and long-term preservation of water-logged material from the site. This study provides a step-by-step guide to the practical applications for organic artefact stabilisation and includes sections on wood,…  See more details below

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The excavation of the La Belle shipwreck off the coast of Texas in the 1990s led to the development of new techniques in archaeological chemistry to aid the treatment and long-term preservation of water-logged material from the site. This study provides a step-by-step guide to the practical applications for organic artefact stabilisation and includes sections on wood, leather, cordage and textiles, glass, ivory and bone.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781585442188
Publisher:
Texas A&M University Press
Publication date:
03/28/2003
Series:
Texas A&M University Anthropology Series, #6
Edition description:
First Edition
Pages:
144
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x 0.40(d)

Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction3
Ch. 1Laboratory Setup7
Ch. 2Baseline Mechanisms13
Ch. 3Archaeological Wood21
Ch. 4Leather Preservation60
Ch. 5Composite Artifacts74
Ch. 6Cordage and Textiles81
Ch. 7Glass Conservation93
Ch. 8Ivory and Bone112
Ch. 9Expanding the Conservation Tool Kit119
Notes125
Index127

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