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Construction, Identification, and Conservation of a 19th Century Iron Cannon

Author(s): Clinton P Brooks

Year: 2017

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There are multiple issues that must be addressed during the archaeological conservation of iron cannon from underwater environments. Due to their size and weight they are difficult to transport and handle, and their size means that the cost of materials for conservation is high. The diversification of cannon types in the 19th century necessitates highly accurate documentation and recording to insure correct identification of type. This paper outlines the methods used for the recording, identification, and conservation of four 19th century cannons sourced from the CSS Georgia excavation in Savannah, GA and from the T.M. Brennan Foundry in Nashville, TN, all of which are currently undergoing conservation treatment at the Conservation Research Lab at Texas A&M University.

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Construction, Identification, and Conservation of a 19th Century Iron Cannon. Clinton P Brooks. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Fort Worth, TX. 2017 ( tDAR id: 435228)


Temporal Keywords
19th 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): 619

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