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CONSERVATION PRACTICES ON ARCHAEOLOGICAL EXCAVATIONS: PRINCIPLES AND METHODS. Translation of Pratiche conservative sullo scavo archeologico (Edizioni del Giglio, Florence, 2002). Corrado Pedeli and Stefano Pulga. Getty Conservation Institute, Los Angeles, 2013. 160 pp. with 52 ills. 27 x 20 cm. LC 2013-35843 ISBN 9781606061589 In English.
Publisher's description: The relationship between archaeology and conservation has long been complex and, at times, challenging. Archaeologists are often seen as interested principally in excavation and research, while conservators are concerned mainly with stabilization and the prevention of deterioration. Yet it is often initial conservation in the field that determines the long-term survival and intelligibility of both moveable artifacts and fixed architectural features. This user-friendly guide to conservation practices on archaeological excavations covers both structures and artifacts, starting from the moment when they are uncovered. Individual chapters discuss excavation and conservation, environmental and soil issues, deterioration, identification and condition assessment, detachment and removal, initial cleaning, coverings and shelters, packing, and documentation. There are also eight appendixes. Geared primarily for professionals engaged in the physical practice of excavation, this book will also interest archaeologists, archaeological conservators, site managers, conservation scientists, museum curators, and students of archaeology and conservation.
Indexing: Western, Non-Western (Traditional/Native Arts), International (Western Style), Non-Western in Several Regions (Traditional) — Several Periods — Several Media — Conservation/Restoration, Archaeology
Plans: 73
Worldwide Number: 155678
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