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  Bradford Project Report

WORKSHOP ON THE CONSERVATION OF BATTLEFIELD ARTEFACTS
Tuesday 1st September 2009
9:30 16:30 at the Phoenix Building, University of Bradford
 
This workshop examined:

  • Challenges of pre-industrial battlefield archaeology: review of samples of assemblages representative of medieval (Towton) and early modern (Edgehill) battlefield assemblages. It outlined the detailed evidence and its potential; it looked 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 included a consideration of the needs for the definition of clear research agenda versus the purely rescue approaches: Rob Janaway
  • Metallurgy: vulnerable metals corrosion
  • Agro-chemicals
  • Novel technologies
  • Stability of Modern Metals
  • Processing large volumes of modern ferrous materialsOverview 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
     

Outputs from the workshop relating to pre-industrial archaeology can be found on the left.

 

   
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