The Archaeologist's Manual for Conservation: A Guide to by Bradley A. Rodgers

By Bradley A. Rodgers

This can be a Foreword by means of an archaeologist, now not a conservator, yet as Brad Rodgers says, “Conservation has been progressively pulled from archaeology via the forces of specialization”(p. 3),andhewantstoremedythatsituationthroughthismanual. He seesthisworkasa“calltoactionforthenon-professionalconservator,”permitting “curators, conservators, and archaeologists to spot artifacts that want prof- sional awareness and, permit those execs to stabilize such a lot artifacts of their personal laboratories with minimum intervention, utilizing uncomplicated non-toxic strategies” (p. 5). it's the challenge of Brad’s guide to “bring conservation again into arch- ology” (p. 6). The measure of luck of that aim is determined by the measure to which archaeologists concentrate on, and placed to exploit, what Brad has to claim, simply because as he says, “The conservationist/archaeologist is liable to make training for an artifact’s care even earlier than it truly is excavated and after its garage into the foreseeable future”. . . a major accountability” (p. 10). The guide is a mix of hugely technical in addition to good judgment tools of preserving wooden, iron and different metals, ceramics, glass and stone, organicsandcomposits—afarbetterguidetoartifactconservationthanwasava- capable of me while I ?rst confronted that archaeological problem at colonial Brunswick city, North Carolina in 1958—a problem nonetheless being confronted by means of archaeologists this present day. The degree of conservation in 1958 is in dramatic distinction to the systems Brad describes during this manual—conservation has certainly made nice development. For instance,acommonprocedurethenwastoheattheartifactsredhotinafurnace—a procedure that made me flinch.

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Safety glasses not only protect the wearer from injury from direct flying objects, but perhaps most importantly, from objects that are flying from unknown angles. This is particularly important in a small lab where the actions of one technician flaking concretion can easily injure another technician nearby. Eye wash stations are also a must in both the dry and wet lab. These can be inexpensive portable units that hang in clearly marked wall spaces or they can be built into the plumbing of the laboratories themselves.

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