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Elements of Archaeological Conservation - J. M. Cronyn

Elements of Archaeological Conservation

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Published: 22nd March 1990
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This book has been written both as a reference work for conservators who work with excavated materials (excavators, finds researchers, archaeometrists, museum curators, collectors, administrators) and as an introduction to the subject for those setting out to train as archaeological conservators. A general survey of current processes and practice introduces individual chapters dealing in detail with agents of preservation and decay; techniques of conservation; silicaceous materials; metals; and organic materials. A final section offers a brief guide to relevant organisations, training facilities and publications. Throughout this unique book, the author has taken care to explain all but the very basic scientific terms as simply as possible.

." . . the result of nearly half a working lifetime spent teaching archaeological conservation . . . it will become essential reading for students of conservation . . . as a mine of information it succeeds admirably, and no archaeological conservator can afford to be without it . . . it will be welcomed with open arms by a profession which is starved of text books." -"Minerva "As a textbook and guide to the problems, techniques and solutions in archaeological conservation this book is unrivalled." -"The International Journal of Nautical Archaeology and Underwater Exploration

Prefacep. xv
Acknowledgementsp. xvii
Abbreviations and Addressesp. xix
Introducing Archaeological Conservationp. 1
Agents of Deterioration and Preservationp. 14
General Techniques of Conservationp. 43
Siliceous and Related Materialsp. 102
Metalsp. 160
Organic Materialsp. 238
Archaeological Conservation: a Guide to Organizations, Training, and Literaturep. 296
Referencesp. 298
Bibliographyp. 312
Indexp. 317
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ISBN: 9780415012072
ISBN-10: 0415012074
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 348
Published: 22nd March 1990
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 16.2 x 23.2  x 2.0
Weight (kg): 0.53
Edition Number: 1