WORKSHOP ON THE CONSERVATION OF BATTLEFIELD ARTEFACTS
Rescheduled to Tuesday 1st September 2009
9:30 16:30 at the Phoenix Building, University of Bradford
The meeting is by invitation but a handfull of places are available for any specialist with a particular interest in the subject. Please contact Glenn Foard on 01604 505135.
The meeting will take the form of a series of discussion sessions, each led by a member of the projects Core Group supported by others with specialist knowledge of the subject. Each session will be rounded up with a discussion of the management implications of the theme. The workshop will be completed with a final session drawing together all the strands from the day to define the research needs to inform effective management responses and practical options for implementation of conservation in the field.
Full programme to be finalised but the themes will include:
Challenges of pre-industrial battlefield archaeology: review of samples of assemblages representative of medieval (Towton) and early modern (Edgehill) battlefield assemblages. It will outline the detailed evidence and its potential; it will look at the vulnerability of the evidence, under the headings of lead munitions, ferrous arrowheads, other ferrous artefacts and other non-ferrous artefacts: Glenn Foard
Challenges of Industrial period battlefield archaeology. This will include a consideration of the needs for the definition of clear research agenda versus the purely rescue approaches: Rob Janaway
Metallurgy: vulnerable metals corrosion
Stability of Modern Metals
Processing large volumes of modern ferrous materials
Overview of management needs, of the research required to underpin this, and the potentials for implementation of conservation measures in each country of the British Isles