Framing the questions that matter: the relationship between archaeology and conservation

Author(s): Emily Williams

Year: 2014

Summary

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.

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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)

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): SYM-9,01