Framing the questions that matter: the relationship between archaeology and conservation
Author(s): Emily Williams
Colonial Williamsburg has one of the longest continuously running archaeological conservation programs in North America. This program provides a unique laboratory in which to examine both historic and present day intersections between archaeology and conservation, to consider the inherent tensions and synergies between the two fields and to look at the ways they both contribute to the creation and understanding of history. Using a retrospective approach, this paper will examine the interactions between the two fields and attempt to develop a conceptual framework to mitigate potential areas of tension and identify areas of concordance between them.
This Resource is Part of the Following Collections
- Discovering what Counts in Archaeology and Reconstruction: Lessons from Colonial Williamsburg •
- Society for Historical Archaeology 2014
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Framing the questions that matter: the relationship between archaeology and conservation. Emily Williams. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Quebec City, Quebec, Canada. 2014 ( tDAR id: 436647)