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Alexandra Jeberien: Archaeological amber – Analysis of different strengthening possibilities Back
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Abstract: A comparison of different consolidation treatments on archaeological amber was carried out on amber beads from the late-roman / early migration period. To begin with, structures of detoriated archaeological amber samples were examined by microscope an SEM. This lead to the development of a grading system of detoriation which differentiates between the disintegrated stages of archaeological amber. The following experimental part of the study, included an analysis of the consolidants´performance concerning their penetration and stabilization properties on archaeological amber. Subsequently, the results of the consolidation treatment were evaluated using microscopic and CT-pictures in combination with SEM-prints. Applied to the amber objects from the lateroman period, the resulting experimental investigations were transferred to the conservation treatment.


Keywords: Archaeological amber, amber objects
(Russian summary)
  • academic institution: Hochschule für Technik und Wirtschaft Berlin
  • kind of theses:  Diplomarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Matthias Knaut
  • assistant Tutor:  Dr. Christian Stadelmann
  • date:  2000
  • Language:  German
  • pages:  97
  • pictures:  55

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