Introduction to Conservation of Archaeological Goods and Built Heritage

Pós-Graduação em Arqueologia, Gestão e Educação Patrimonial
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Acquire skills required to implement and enforce a pre-conservation of the remains from archaeological sources and built heritage, for future heritage preservation and restoration. Recognize the methodologies to be applied and the recovery techniques of organic and inorganic materials.

1.Preservation, conservation, restoration. Definitions/History/Ethical principles.
2&3.Organic & Inorganic Materials. Definition/Composition/Types/Analysis.
4.Degradation and preservation processes of organic and inorganic materials.Principal alteration factors: intrinsic and extrinsic.
5.Housing metodologies.
6.Stabilization methods and conservation treatments.

Evaluation Methodology
Assigned written work.
Minimum pass mark is 9,5/20.

- RODGERS, A. (2004). The Archaeologists Manual for Conservation, Guide to non toxic, minimal intervention artifact stabilization. New York: Kluwer Academic Publishers
- PÉRES DE ANDRÉS, C. (2013). La Conservación del Material Arqueológico Subaquático. El Arqueológo y el Restaurador ante las Primeras Intervenciones. Madrid: Museu Nacional de Antropologia
- LILLIE, M. (2009). International Literature Review: In situ Preservation of Organic Archaeological Remains. London: English Heritage
- CRONYN, J. (1990). The elements of Archaeological Conservation. London: Routlege

Method of interaction
Long distance learning via BBB platform (Big Blue Button), through exhibition of case studies.

Software used in class
Big Blue Button. Office Word. PowerPoint.