How to evaluate shelters for archaeological sites: some recommendations based on the use of exposure trials

  • Cristina Cabello Briones

Resumen

Shelters are commonly considered effective preventive conservation methods for excavated archaeological sites. However, archaeological remains covered with shelters are still deteriorating in many cases, and the shelters can even exacerbate the damage. Therefore, regular evaluations of the shelter behaviour are extremely important. This paper presents a summary of the main approaches to shelter performance assessment carried out to date. In addition, the application of geomorphological methods to heritage conservation has been reviewed. The objective is to determine their suitability for the evaluation of shelters. This paper also presents the main results from the study on the shelters at the Bishop´s Palace (Witney, England) and Hagar Qim (Malta) on limestone conservation using exposure trials. To conclude, recommendations based on the case-study sites have been made to improve the effectiveness of future approaches.

Biografía del autor

Cristina Cabello Briones

Cristina Cabello Briones holds a PhD in Geography and the Environment from the University of Oxford. She also has an MA in Preventive Conservation from Northumbria University, a BA in Heritage Conservation from Escuela Superior de Conservación y Restauración de Bienes Culturales de Madrid, and a BA in Art History from Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

Publicado
2017-06-25
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CABELLO BRIONES, Cristina. How to evaluate shelters for archaeological sites: some recommendations based on the use of exposure trials. Ge-conservación, [S.l.], v. 1, n. 11, p. 34-41, jun. 2017. ISSN 1989-8568. Disponible en: <http://ge-iic.com/ojs/index.php/revista/article/view/442>. Fecha de acceso: 23 nov. 2017

Palabras clave

shelters; archaeological sites; preventive conservation; limestone; exposure trials; the Bishop´s Palace; Hagar Qim

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