The Glen Eyrie Estate Time Capsule: The Curation of Artifacts from Excavations along Camp Creek.
Author(s): Jessica D Starks
This is an abstract from the session entitled "The Glen Eyrie Middens: Recent Research into the Lives of General William Jackson and Mary Lincoln “Queen” Palmer and their Estate in Western Colorado Springs, Colorado." , at the 2020 annual meeting of the Society for Historical Archaeology.
Alpine Archaeological Consultants, Inc. (Alpine) excavated two historical middens within Garden of the Gods Park that are associated with the construction and occupation of the Glen Eyrie Estate by the Palmer family between the 1880s and the 1910s. The recovered materials demonstrated excellent preservation across a wide range of artifact categories and some of these items produced rare challenges for long term curation solutions. In collaboration with the Colorado Springs Pioneers Museum, Alpine constructed creative curation storage to accommodate and protect artifacts. This paper focuses on the long term housing of the recovered artifacts and presents several case studies of some of the more unique and delicate items that were encountered during midden excavation, including clothing items, paper products, and a complete Edison light bulb. Special accommodation was also created for several reconstructed items.
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The Glen Eyrie Estate Time Capsule: The Curation of Artifacts from Excavations along Camp Creek.. Jessica D Starks. 2020 ( tDAR id: 457559)
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