Solutions for Stabilizing and Caring for Inorganic Archaeological Collections
Inorganic archaeological objects (e.g., stone, glass, ceramic, and metal) may require special care as a result of their archaeological context or properties of composition or manufacture. This paper reviews the agents of deterioration specific to inorganic archaeological objects and demonstrates how to identify preservation concerns and stabilize sensitive collections. Specifically, the use of silica gel storage for archaeological metal will be discussed and demonstrated.
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Solutions for Stabilizing and Caring for Inorganic Archaeological Collections. Nicolette Meister, William Green. Presented at The 82nd Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, Washington, DC. 2018 ( tDAR id: 443923)
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