Guidelines for the excavation of archaeological textiles

Jana Jones, Julie Unruh, Regina Knaller, Irene Skals, Lise Raeder Knudsen, Eva Jordan-Fahrbach, Louise Mumford

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Textile finds occur in many different environments under a variety of conditions. Some guidelines are proposed for the following: the excavation process, documentation and storage of excavated material, and collection and storage of samples for scientific analysis. In the absence of an on-site specialist, 'preventive conservation' (provision of optimal conditions to inhibit deterioration and prevent damage) is encouraged.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAncient textiles
Subtitle of host publicationproduction, craft and society : Proceedings of the First International Conference on Ancient Textiles, held at Lund, Sweden, and Copenhagen, Denmark, on March 19-23, 2003
EditorsCarole Gillis, Marie-Louise B Nosch
Place of PublicationOxford
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781842172025
Publication statusPublished - 2007


  • archaeological textiles
  • excavation
  • preventive conservation
  • documentation
  • storage


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