The Coppergate Excavation: Science of the Soil

Preservation is the name of the game on the podcast today. We talk to Ian Panter, head of conservation at York Archaeological Trust, and ask him about how the artefacts were preserved first in the soil at Coppergate and then in the conservation lab. Is there a secret to the soil here in York? How do they conserve 1,000 year old timbers?  And just how many things did Jim Spriggs swipe from skips to set up the first conservation lab?

Links for more information:
Barangaroo Boat project
The Mary Rose project

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