2018 MAC LAB WORKSHOP April 19-20th, 2018 The Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory... - 2018-01-29
2018 MAC LAB WORKSHOP
April 19-20th, 2018
The Maryland Archaeological Conservation Laboratory (MAC Lab) located at Jefferson Patterson Park and Museum is hosting a two-day workshop focused on artifact identification and field conservation strategies for archaeologists. The workshop is open to any practicing professionals and graduate students in the field of archaeology. Because of limited space and the desire to have hands-on activities, each session will be taught to groups of no more than 10, for a maximum of 20 total participants. Cost: $120 per participant. Visit to register or email Patricia Samford at email@example.com.
Clay Tobacco Pipes: Lauren McMillan- Assistant Professor, University of Mary Washington
This session will provide participants basic skills needed to identify various types of clay tobacco pipes, from prehistory to the 19th century. The majority of the session will focus on the analysis of 17th- and 18th-century pipes, both locally-made terra cotta pipes and imported European white ball clay pipes.
Prehistoric Pottery: Robert D. Wall, Dept. of Sociology, Anthropology, and Criminal Justice, Towson University. This session will provide an introduction to prehistoric pottery of Maryland. The session will include a sorting activity to further familiarize participants with differences in temper and surface treatment. Participants are welcome to bring sherds for identification.
Table Glass: Patricia Samford, Director, MAC Lab. This workshop session will provide basic identification skills for identifying commonly found forms of 17th- to 20th-century table glass, including stemmed glass, tumblers, and cut and pressed glass. Participants are welcome to bring fragments for identification.
Conservation for Archaeologists: Nichole Doub, Head Conservator, MAC Lab. The internet is awash in conservation “recipes”. This session will tackle some common mistreatments as well as some out-of-date methods, look into the chemistry of deterioration, and include some hands-on activities to compare against current conservation practices. If you have heard of any curious recipes and would like to discuss, please submit these prior to the workshop so that they may be included. Participants will also be able to x-ray a sample of their personal/institutional collections (the object(s) must fit on an 8x14 inch film), and we will explore the information that is revealed.