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Publication on underwater sites

From: Archetype Books <info>
Date: Friday, June 26, 1998
Archetype Publications is pleased to announce the publication of a
new title :

First Aid for Underwater Finds
by Wendy Robinson

    Published by Archetype Publications and
    The Nautical Archaeological Society
    June 1998
    ISBN 1-873132-66 2
    128 pp, 34 colour plates, 8 half tones
    Price : 16.50 pounds ($26.40)

The importance of the underwater heritage and the risks to which it
is increasingly subjected are becoming more widely recognised. This
book aims to assist all non-specialists concerned with the
preservation of the material evidence coming from waterlogged
sites--not only historic shipwrecks, but also intertidal or wetland
deposits. While recognising that conservation of artifacts is a
specialist subject best left to those suitably trained in the field,
the author sets out the necessary steps and precautions that need to
be taken on site in order to keep artifacts in good condition for
later expert conservation and interpretation.

    Part 1. Pre-planning
    1.  Introduction
        What is first- aid conservation?
        What to do when you locate a site
    2.  Before you start
        Developing a conservation strategy
        The first-aid conservation plan
        Prioritising treatment
    3.  How finds deteriorate
        First- aid treatment
    Part II. Materials, objects and finds
    4.  Organic materials
        Timber and wood
        Skin and gut products
        Skeletal material
        Keratin-based finds
        Fibres, stems, hair, wool and paper
        Solid foodstuffs (vegetable) and environmental material
        Liquid and semi-liquid (fatty/waxy) foodstuffs and
        Resinous and mineral substances of organic origin
    5.  Metals
        Ferrous metals (cast iron, wrought iron,
        steel, concretions)
        Copper, bronze, brass
        Lead, tin and pewter
        Precious metal-silver and gold
    6.  Stone, ceramics and glass
    7 Composite objects and assemblages
    Part III. First-aid procedures
    8.  First-aid procedures
        During excavation and recovery
        On the first day of recovery
        At the first-aid premises
        Preparing for transfer to the
        conservation laboratory
        Other things to consider

Special price 15.00 pounds for those who order by return email.
Available at 14.85 pounds to callers at the Archetype Bookshop,
Surface mail worldwide: 2.50 pounds
Airmail: Europe 3.50 pounds
    outside Europe 6.50 pounds

This title can be ordered directly from :

    Archetype Books
    6 Fitzroy Square
    London W1P 6DX
    +44 171 380 0800
    Fax: +44 171 380 0500
    info [at] archetype__co__uk

James Black
Director, Archetype Books

                  Conservation DistList Instance 12:7
                  Distributed: Thursday, July 2, 1998
                        Message Id: cdl-12-7-023
Received on Friday, 26 June, 1998

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