What you will learn ?
In the Fieldwork
- First aid for finds. How to dig up significant finds properly.
- Excavation, cleaning and consolidation of wall frescos or stuccos that could have paintings on them.
- Conservation and consolidation of opus signinum pavements.
- Consolidation of Roman cisterns lined by opus signinum, which were used in the storage of liquids.
- Reconstruction of archaeological structures with fallen stones.
- Reconstruction of the original height of some structures.
- Applying methods to avoid the collapse of the ground or the growth of vegetation that can degrade structures and tombs.
- Reinforce some structures by applying modern consolidating materials.
- Recording the data obtained during the consolidating process in each artifact that has been treated.
In the laboratory
- Treatment of significant finds made out of pottery, glass, bone and metal – such as Roman coins, nails and keys.
- Conservation of objects found on site which still have two thirds of their original volume.
- Proper treatment in the cleaning of human crania found in the tombs.
- Proper methods in the packing of finds for their storage.
- Archaeological objects before and after they are found.
- Underground and external agents that affect materials.
- Materials to Use and to Avoid.
- Field Techniques for specific artifacts: bones, metal, ceramics, special cases.
- Laboratory curation considerations.
- Basic rules for proper packing of archaeological materials.
- Preventive conservation strategies and practices for archaeological museums and site collections