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(Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / AcceptedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2018)
The Viking Age wooden artefacts recovered in the early 1900s from the Oseberg mound (Norway) and treated with alum, are today highly degraded. This is due to the effects of the alum-treatment and the reactivity of alum and ...
Climatically Induced Degradation Processes in Conserved Archaeological Wood Studied by Timelapse Photography
(Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2018)
Samples of conserved archaeological wood of different ages, origins, and conservation histories were aged in a climate chamber for seven months, while the humidity alternated between 30% RH for 12 hours and 80% RH for 12 ...
New insights into the degradation processes and influence of the conservation treatment in alum-treated wood from the Oseberg collection
(Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / SubmittedVersion, 2017)
The Oseberg collection includes the most complete ensemble of wooden remains from the Viking Age. However, since many of the wooden objects were treated with alum in the early 1900s, they now suffer from dramatic conservation ...