BS EN 16873:2016
Conservation of cultural heritage. Guidelines for the management of waterlogged wood on archaeological terrestrial sites
|Standard number:||BS EN 16873:2016|
|ISBN:||978 0 580 89964 5|
- 97.195 Items of art and handicrafts
- 79.040 Wood, sawlogs and sawn timber
This European standard provides guidelines for safeguarding waterlogged wood on terrestrial sites of archaeological or historical significance. It deals with the protection of archaeological and historical waterlogged wood, from the time of exposure during and after excavation, until it reaches the conservation laboratory. The standard cannot be applied to the management of controlled reburial, in situ preservation, long term post excavation storage or excavations under water. Composite artefacts, and other waterlogged materials are specifically excluded from this standard.