Leather-soil interactions at Vindolanda and its implications for site management, conservation and future research

Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir

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Abstract

The preservation of leather at Vindolanda is both remarkable and complex, with hundreds of leather shoes and other artefacts uncovered each year. This has yielded exceptional opportunities to drive into the typology of Roman footwear, providing valuable insights into social structures within Roman fort sites. But how are archaeologists able to do this research in the first place? In her talk, Helga will dive into the minute of leather-soil interactions, attempting to characterise the chemical state of different leather artefacts to aid decision-making processes during conservation.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 15 May 2019
EventSociety of Antiquaries Newcastle Upon Tyne Lecture Series: Archaeological Science - Quilliam Brothers, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom
Duration: 15 May 201915 May 2019
http://www.newcastle-antiquaries.org.uk/index.php?pageId=279

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ConferenceSociety of Antiquaries Newcastle Upon Tyne Lecture Series
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityNewcastle Upon Tyne
Period15/05/1915/05/19
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    Halldórsdóttir, H. (2019). Leather-soil interactions at Vindolanda and its implications for site management, conservation and future research. Paper presented at Society of Antiquaries Newcastle Upon Tyne Lecture Series, Newcastle Upon Tyne, United Kingdom.