The Multitude Of Conservation Techniques Used On Similarly Composed Artifacts


This is a poster submission presented at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.

Over the last ten years the Warren Lasch Conservation Center has conserved 40 cast iron cannons. While these artifacts are all composed of the same material (cast iron), there has been a multitude of differing conservation techniques used in their treatment. This poster will explore similarly composed artifacts, various conservation methods used, the reason for choosing them and their advancement.

From abrasive blasting to waxes, this poster will demonstrate different conservation treatments, the reasoning behind the choice of treatment and the cost benefits to various treatments. Further, it will show the level of expertise at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center.

Cite this Record

The Multitude Of Conservation Techniques Used On Similarly Composed Artifacts. Christopher J. McKenzie, Claire A. Achtyl, Anna Funke, Gyllian C. Porteous, Johanna A. Rivera, Justin M. Schwebler, Stéphanie A. Cretté. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457394)

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Spatial Coverage

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

Individual & Institutional Roles

Contact(s): Society for Historical Archaeology

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 590