We would like to invite submissions for papers for the 23rd European Association of Archaeologists conference in Maastricht, the Netherlands, 30 August - 3 September 2017, for the following session: 'First Aid for Finds:
archaeological conservation in the 3rd Science Revolution'.
The Institute of Conservation Archaeology Group (ICON-AG) and RESCUE (the British Archaeological Trust) are preparing to publish a new edition of the popular but now out-of-print handbook, "First Aid for Finds", by 2018/19.
ICON-AG committee propose in this EAA 2017 session to review the chapters as they stand, and to allow archaeologists, conservators and conservation scientists to contribute, so that the publication can better represent a consensus on conservation practice in the field at the time of excavation, finds processing and deposit of the site archive. This "6 minute/6 slide" discussion session will be an opportunity to present up-to-date field practice in archaeological conservation and materials science. We will explore the potential, in this age of the 'Internet of Things' and the 'Third Science Revolution' in Archaeology, for the condition of archaeological objects to be monitored from the time of extraction from their stable burial environment, through many years deposition in archives that might no longer employ full-time archaeological conservators.
Please submit your proposed abstract here, before the closing date on 15 March 2017: https://www.klinkhamergroup.com/eaa2017/sessions/overview/
If you have any questions, please contact session organiser Evelyne Godfrey at firstname.lastname@example.org