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Online course on archaeological artifacts

From: Helen Alten <helen<-at->
Date: Friday, February 22, 2013
MS215: Care of Archaeological Artifacts from the Field to the Lab
Instructors: Diana Komejan
Price: $475
March 4 - March 29, 2013
Location: online at

Description: Archaeological finds come out of the ground fragile -
and they often stay that way. Yet archaeologists and museum
professionals have few clear guidelines for handling, moving,
storing and displaying such materials. Participants in Care of
Archaeological Artifacts From the Field to the Lab learn techniques
for safely lifting and packing artifacts, safe transportation and
temporary and permanent storage. The course also covers a broad
range of excavation environments, including the Arctic, wet sites,
tropical and temperate. Though Care of Archaeological Artifacts is
not intended to train archaeological conservators, it is designed to
help participants understand what can and can't be done to save the
artifacts they unearth.

Logistics: Participants in Care of Archaeological Artifacts work
through sections at their own pace. Instructor Diana Komejan is
available for scheduled email support. Materials and resources
include online literature, slide lectures and dialog between
students and online chats led by the instructor. The course is
limited to 20 participants.

Archaeological Collections Care runs four weeks. To reserve a spot
in the course, please pay at If you have trouble
please contact Helen Alten at helen<-at->collectioncare<.>org

The Instructor:

    Diana Komejan graduated from Sir Sandford Fleming College in
    1980 with a diploma in Art Conservation Techniques. She has
    worked as a conservator with Parks Canada at the Fortress of
    Louisbourg National Historic Site in Nova Scotia and the Halifax
    conservation lab, where she worked on archaeological and
    historic artifacts from across east coast Canada. Diana also
    interned at the Kelsey Museum of Ancient and Medieval History in
    Ann Arbor, Michigan and spent 12 years as conservator with the
    Yukon Government in Whitehorse. In addition to lab treatments,
    Diana has broad archaeological experience, including the
    excavation of mammoths and dinosaur tracks. Diana now operates a
    private conservation business.

Brad Bredehoft for Helen Alten
Northern States Conservation Center

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Received on Friday, 22 February, 2013

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