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13th ICOM-CC Wet Organic Archaeological Materials (WOAM) Working Group Conference - 2016

Friday 05 June 2015 (Categories: ICOM-CC, Wet Organic and Archaeological Materials)


16 - 21 May 2016 - Florence, Italy

For the 2013-2016 Triennial period, the Wet Organic Archaeological Materials Working Group is focusing on the following subjects: 

• The ethics and practicalities of treating waterlogged materials, especially large structures or large assemblages. 

• Documentation and characterization techniques for recording and assessing wet organics. 

• In situ preservation of wet organic archaeological materials and sites?

• New treatment techniques and continued review of established methods.

• The treatment of composite materials. 

• The treatment of non-wood organics. 

• The display and storage of waterlogged (and previously waterlogged) organics. 

• The role of sulfur and other contaminants in the deterioration of wood and other organics and ways to mitigate these effects. 

Although papers and posters addressing these subjects are most welcome, the list is not inclusive and we encourage all original submissions covering topics relevant to the analysis, treatment, study and care of wet organic archaeological materials for consideration. 

Deadline for poster and paper abstracts: 15 September 2015

Abstract submission to: 

Download Call for Papers and Posters

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