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Временни покрития за археологически структури – ползи и вреди
Temporary Covers for Archaeological Structures – Advantages and Disadvantages

Author(s): Krassimira Frangova
Subject(s): Archaeology
Published by: Институт за изследване на изкуствата, Българска академия на науките

Summary/Abstract: The article previews the most commonly studied and used materials for protective covers for archaeological remains throughout Europe. A number of methods and materials were tested in the last decades and their properties were carefully studied. Both their advantages and disadvantages were described as well as the some methods that could get around the disadvantages. Although there is a certain slow change in the practice in Bulgaria, the status quo is still widely unchanged. The materials used for reburial, backfilling and covering of archaeological remains in general has not changed much. The general idea is that a polyethylene sheet and a shallow cover of soil/sand is enough for short term (including season-to-season) protection of the structures – a technique that was rejected from the professionals all over the world decades ago.

  • Issue Year: 2013
  • Issue No: 3
  • Page Range: 48-53
  • Page Count: 6
  • Language: Bulgarian