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Preserving the archaeological archive

Lingle, Ashley Morgan and Henderson, Jane 2020. Preserving the archaeological archive. In: Smith, Claire ed. Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology, Switzerland: Springer, (10.1007/978-3-319-51726-1_3517-1)

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Abstract

Preserving the archaeological archive of sites and collections includes a broad range of measures to safeguard tangible and intangible aspects of heritage. This is achieved by collaborative approaches in preventive conservation, understanding the role of the environment, defining significance, documentation,managing risks, and engagement.Interventions on and off site must be determined by a thorough understanding of site conditions, materials found, decay processes, and uses planned. Within the encyclopedia there is more specific guidance on practical responses for a range of contexts. This entry offers an overview of the guiding principles shaping the preservation of an archaeological archive.

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: A General Works > AI Indexes (General)
A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 9783319517261
Date of Acceptance: 24 September 2020
Last Modified: 10 Dec 2020 15:00
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/136913

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