By: Bradley Rodgers
214 pages, b/w photos, b/w illustrations, tables
Designed to take the mysticism out of archaeological artefact conservation and act as both reference and guide. It is intended as a tool to assist archaeologists in stabilizing a majority of the artefacts they excavate, or those already in storage. These stabilized archaeological collections will be preserved into the future, permitting re-examination and multiple interpretations of the data as our knowledge base grows through time. In addition, conservation will permit improved in-depth primary artefact interpretation, as fully conserved artefacts reveal fabrication, wear patterns, and detail impossible to detect in non-conserved artefacts. Conservation, therefore, is a critical tool within archaeology, a tool that becomes less meaningful if it is isolated, or seen as merely a technical skill that can be farmed out to the "hard sciences". "The Archaeologist's Manual for Conservation" is intended as a counterpoint to the popular specialization trend.
This book attempts to bring conservation back into the field of archaeology by acting as a narrative or a resource book [...] . Within the book are several types of figures, including illustrations, photographs, flowcharts, computer drawings, graphs and tables. [...] it is a very useful reference and can be used as an introductory text for all archaeologists [...] . The goals of the book have been achieved and it would make an excellent and useful addition to any archaeologist's library.
- Brandy Lockhart, Australian Archaeology, Issue 62, June, 2006
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