Clearly laid out and fully illustrated, this is the only comprehensive book on the subject at an introductory level.

Perfect as a practical reference book for professional and students who work with excavated materials, and as an introduction for those training as archaeological conservators.

chapter 1|13 pages

Introducing archaeological conservation

chapter 2|29 pages

Agents of deterioration and preservation

chapter 3|59 pages

General techniques of conservation

chapter 4|58 pages

Siliceous and related materials

chapter 5|78 pages


chapter 6|58 pages

Organic materials