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Don’t Miss the Forest for the Trees: Considerations for the Conservation of Artifacts from Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site’s Waterfront

Author(s): Hannah P. Smith

Year: 2016

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Summary

When dealing with the conservation of artifacts from archaeological contexts, one often focuses on a few special artifacts. This is often because there isn’t the time, money, or even simply enough artifacts to require looking at the larger conservation picture. Along Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site’s waterfront, a multitude of organic and inorganic artifacts, including ceramics, glass, wood, leather, and textiles, have been recovered. As a result, the conservation needs of whole classes of artifacts must be considered as work moves forward along the waterfront. In some cases, the best course of action involves in situ preservation, or processing multiple artifacts of the same type together, rather than focusing on each artifact individually.


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Don’t Miss the Forest for the Trees: Considerations for the Conservation of Artifacts from Brunswick Town/Fort Anderson State Historic Site’s Waterfront. Hannah P. Smith. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434640)


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Temporal Keywords
18th Century


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

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PaperId(s): 289

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