Managing Archaeological Collections in Middle Eastern Countries: A Good Practice Guide [Paperback]

Dianne Fitzpatrick(Author)

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ISBN: 9781784914882 | Published by: Archaeopress Archaeology | Year of Publication: 2017 | 125p, H11.5 x W8, Illustrated throughout in black & white
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Managing Archaeological Collections in Middle Eastern Countries

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Collections management practice is an often ignored aspect of archaeological research and salvage activities in many Middle Eastern countries, yet literally thousands of artefacts are recovered every year with no real strategies for managing them sustainably into the future. In this guide, archaeologist Dianne Fitzpatrick sees archaeological collections management not in terms of a last-ditch effort to solve on-site storage crises and preservation problems at the end of a project, but as a means of integrating achievable good-practice strategies into research designs and site management plans from the start, or for that matter, at any time that assist project directors and local Antiquities Directorates. Strategies designed to protect and preserve ensure the cultural significance and research potential of artefacts is maintained throughout the archaeological process and encourages those creating, managing and preserving archaeological collections to work toward the same goals. Merging together conservation-led principles with current on-site practice in a practical manner, Managing Archaeological Collections in Middle Eastern Countries aims to be a good practice standard or checklist.

Table of Contents

Aims and Objectives

Archaeological Collections Management Practice

Archaeological Collections Management

Recording Archaeological Collections

Short-Term: Registration, Analysis And Access

Long-Term: Archaeological Collections Storage

Implementing Archaeological Collections Management Strategies

Summary

Glossary

Bibliography

Appendix 1: Field Study: Syria and Turkey

Appendix 2: Survey: Archaeologists, Conservators and Curators

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