Stabilising Stuff: A Guide for Conserving Archaeological Finds in the Field

This document is intended to help Archaeologists fulfil their responsibilities towards the conservation of archaeological remains under the NSW Heritage Act, 1977. It focuses on first-aid conservation as a critical step in the preservation of artefacts and in situ remains. It provides information essential for a comprehensive understanding of the role of conservation within an archaeological project.

Date
1 January 2012
Publisher
Office of Environment and Heritage
Type
Heritage publications, Publication, Guideline
Status
Final
Cost
Free
Language
English
Tags
  • ISBN 978-1-92112-122-7
  • File PDF 1.1MB
  • Pages 49
  • Name guide-for-conserving-archaeological-finds-in-the-field.pdf

The information contained in these pages is not intended to replace the Conservator in the archaeological process - all projects should have prearranged access to a professionally trained Conservator. Similarly, the information contained in this document may not be suitable for all archaeological sites or environments; the content is based upon the unique history and remains associated with 18th-20th century Australian sites. Finally no document can address every issue encountered on an excavation. You should always consult a Conservator if you are unsure about the condition of remains, or artefacts, or the treatment you undertake.