Vindolanda is a Roman fort site in Northern England, just south of Hadrian’s Wall. Vindolanda is known for exceptional leather preservation, attributed to a variety of agents such as high tannin concentration in the soil, anaerobic conditions and atypical soil chemistry. This poster presents first results from a laboratory-controlled burial experiment, investigating the relationship between the burial conditions at Vindolanda and leather collagen preservation, aiming to aid site-management and conservation processes.
|Publication status||Published - 25 Apr 2019|
|Event||United Kingdom Archaeological Sciences Conference 2019 - University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom|
Duration: 24 Apr 2019 → 26 Apr 2019
|Conference||United Kingdom Archaeological Sciences Conference 2019|
|Abbreviated title||UKAS 2019|
|Period||24/04/19 → 26/04/19|
Halldórsdóttir, H., Taylor, G., Birley, A., & Greene, E. (2019). Soil interactions and collagen preservation in leather artefacts from Vindolanda, Northumberland. Poster session presented at United Kingdom Archaeological Sciences Conference 2019, Manchester, United Kingdom.