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Navigating conservation strategies: linking material research on alum-treated wood from the Oseberg collection to conservation decisions
(Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2018)
From the mid-1800s to the late 1950s, conservation by alum salts (aluminum potassium sulfate dodecahydrate)—with some variations—was a routine method for treating highly deteriorated waterlogged archaeological wood in many ...
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 ...
In situ polymerisation of isoeugenol as a green consolidation method for waterlogged archaeological wood
(Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / PublishedVersion; Peer reviewed, 2017)
Waterlogged archaeological wood is often in need of consolidation prior to drying to prevent shrinkage and cracking of the object. There is a need for new greener materials (than for example polyethylene glycol) and methods ...
Synthesis and characterisation of lignin-like oligomers as a bio-inspired consolidant for waterlogged archaeological wood
(Journal article / Tidsskriftartikkel / SubmittedVersion, 2016)
The development of new materials for the consolidation of waterlogged archaeological wood from sustainable sources is an important area of research, as the most widely used consolidant today is petroleum based. Ideally a ...