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Guidelines for the excavation of archaeological textiles
Gillis, Carole and Nosch, Marie-Louise B.. Ancient textiles : production, craft and society : Proceedings of the First International Conference on Ancient Textiles, held at Lund, Sweden, and Copenhagen, Denmark, on March 19-23, 2003, p.245-253
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.