Soil interactions and collagen preservation in leather artefacts from Vindolanda, Northumberland

Hrafnhildur Halldórsdóttir, Gillian Taylor, Andrew Birley, Elizabeth Greene

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Abstract

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.
Original languageEnglish
Publication statusPublished - 25 Apr 2019
EventUnited Kingdom Archaeological Sciences Conference 2019 - University of Manchester, Manchester, United Kingdom
Duration: 24 Apr 201926 Apr 2019

Conference

ConferenceUnited Kingdom Archaeological Sciences Conference 2019
Abbreviated titleUKAS 2019
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityManchester
Period24/04/1926/04/19

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    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.