Institute of Archaeology

Conservation for Archaeologists

The course provides an introduction to archaeological conservation. It includes conservation on excavations as well as in a laboratory, stressing both the ethical care of objects and the contribution that the conservator can make to a fuller understanding of the object and the site.

Practical sessions with risk assessments, lifting, consolidation / joining of ceramics and packaging are used to develop fundamental skills.

The course aims to give an understanding of the importance of conservation and of its place within archaeological projects.

Course information

  • Code: ARCL2003
  • Course unit value:
  • Coordinator: tbc
  • Prerequisite:
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For registered students

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  • Not running in 2017-18

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