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Faux for Fact: An Experimental Ceramic Restoration Process

Author(s): Jessica Chapman

Year: 2015

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This poster entails research conducted with experimental restoration processes on ceramic materials. The focus of this research is in determining a potentially ideal adhesive for use on ceramic cultural remains within the restoration process. The restoration process can be very invasive and destructive, thus to perform experiments with various chemicals on faux artifacts will ultimately help the archaeologist further understand the proper techniques that need to be carried out in order to preserve the actual fragile and irreplaceable artifacts for later studies. My process involved breaking ceramic plates with an objective of restoring these faux ceramic artifacts with different adhesives so I can better understand what is the most practical and ethical methods within the art of ceramic restoration.

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Faux for Fact: An Experimental Ceramic Restoration Process. Jessica Chapman. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 398208)


Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America