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Title: Conservação de materiais orgânicos arqueológicos subaquáticos
Other Titles: Conservation of underwater archaeological organic materials
Authors: Machado, Andreia Ribeiro Romão Veliça Machado
Advisor: Martins, Adolfo Silveira
Hamilton, Donny L.
Keywords: underwater archaeology
organic materials
state of conservation
methods of conservation
Issue Date: 23-Oct-2013
Abstract: The main proposal of the thesis "Conservation of Underwater Archaeological Organic Materials" is to present to archaeologists and archeology technicians, in an understandable way, the principles and procedures of the conservation of underwater archaeological organic materials, thus maximizing the efforts and results of the preservation of underwater cultural heritage. The aim to this study is, also, to define new interventional procedures concerning the conservation and restoration of underwater archaeological heritage and combine these with information and training. In this sense, after the characterization of the type of organic materials, commonly found in underwater archaeological sites, the identification of conservation status is followed. From this, the causes and theirlevels of degradation are recognized and understood. This step provides information and is also essential to ensure the future integrity of organic archaeological remains. From critical research-based methods and laboratory tests, specific methodologies are presented for the preservation oforganic materials from underwater contexts, which can be implemented by the various technicians and experts in the field of underwater archeology and thus contribute to thesafeguarding of heritage.
Peer Reviewed: no
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