Conservation Strategies for Archaeologists (Classroom) (Austin, TX)
Review the role of conservation in the field and in the laboratory for archaeological projects. Discuss planning and preparation for the care of excavated materials. Learn about the condition of materials upon excavation and "first aid" packing and transport methods for artifacts from both dry and waterlogged contexts. Examine artifact preservation and methods to facilitate interpretation. Learn how to perform simple stabilization techniques such as dewatering waterlogged bone, removing chlorides from objects, and consolidating highly degraded glass, as well as exploring tips for mending vessels. This course is offered by the National Preservation Institute.
Repeats every day beginning on October 22, 2018 and ending October 23, 2018.