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Preventive conservation in archaeological sites

Henderson, Jane and Lingle, Ashley M. 2018. Preventive conservation in archaeological sites. In: Lopez Varela, Sandra L. ed. The Encyclopedia of Archaeological Sciences, Wiley, (10.1002/9781119188230.saseas0476)

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Abstract

Preventive conservation at archaeological sites is a broad range of measures, aimed at passively mitigating deterioration. Measures such as:defining significance, risk management, documentation, understanding the depositional environment and monitoring changes, the use of covers and shelters, emergency preparedness, and site management, are briefly discussed. Incorporating preventative measures in a collaborative multidisciplinary approach creates the foundation for extending the useable life of a site and its values

Item Type: Book Section
Date Type: Published Online
Status: Published
Schools: History, Archaeology and Religion
Subjects: A General Works > AM Museums (General). Collectors and collecting (General)
C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CC Archaeology
Uncontrolled Keywords: Preventive conservation,, shelter, risk, deterioration, significance, preserve, management
Publisher: Wiley
Last Modified: 22 Dec 2021 10:46
URI: https://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/102679

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