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TalkFriday Talk: Behind the Scenes in the Archaeological Conservation Lab.

23 June 2017, 1.05pm
Cost Free
Suitability Adults
Booking Places limited, book on arrival

Hunting the Vanished Organics by Louise Mumford, Senior Conservator, Archaeology

The majority of people’s possessions in the past were made from organic materials, such as wood, leather, textiles and basketry, which soon disappear in normal burial conditions. Have they really all disappeared without leaving a trace?

Join us in the Archaeological Conservation lab to find out first-hand how conservators investigate archaeological objects, particularly those made from metals, to reveal clues about organic artefacts long since decayed.


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