This book is an outcome of the conference on preserving archaeological remains in situ in Denmark. The conference focuses on long-term studies of degradation and monitoring of archaeological sites preserved in situ in urban, rural, and marine environments.
Editorial 1. The 4th International Conference on Preserving Archaeological Remains in Situ (PARIS4): 23–26 May 2011, the National Museum of Denmark, Copenhagen Articles 2. Theme 1: Degradation of Archaeological Remains (Chaired by Jim Williams and Mark Pollard) Laboratory Experiments as Support for Development of in Situ Conservation Methods 3. An Analytical Methodology for the Study of the Corrosion of Ferrous Archaeological Remains in Soils 4. Some Aspects of the Bioerosion of Stone Artefact Found Underwater: Significant Case Studies 5. Reburial and Analyses of Archaeological Remains in the Marine Environment — Investigations into the Effects on Metals 6. Erosion and Archaeological Heritage Protection in Lake Constance and Lake Zurich: The Interreg IV Project ‘Erosion und Denkmalschutz am Bodensee und Zürichsee’ 7. Deep Impact: What Happens When Archaeological Sites are Built on? 8. Research on Conservation State and Preservation Conditions in Unsaturated Archaeological Deposits in Oslo 9. Organic Loss in Drained Wetland Monuments: Managing the Carbon Footprint 10. Changes in the Physico-Chemical and Microbial Nature of Wetlands from the Leaching of Chromated Copper Arsenate (CCA)-Treated Wood 11. Theme 2: Monitoring and Mitigation Case Studies (Chaired by Jane Sidell and Hans Huisman) in Situ Preservation of Wetland Heritage: Hydrological and Chemical Change in the Burial Environment of the Somerset Levels, UK 12. Lowland Floodplain Responses to Extreme Flood Events: Long-Term Studies and Short-Term Microbial Community Response to Water Environment Impacts 13. Preservation Status and Priorities for in Situ Monitoring of the Weapon Sacrifice in Illerup Ådal, Denmark 14. The Future Preservation of a Permanently Frozen Kitchen Midden in Western Greenland 15. In Situ Preservation and Monitoring of the James Matthews Shipwreck Site 16. Samuel Pepys’s Navy Preserved in Situ? 17. The ISCR Project ‘Restoring Underwater’: An Evaluation of the Results after Ten Years 18. Strategies for Protection of Wooden Underwater Cultural Heritage in the Baltic Sea Against Marine Borers. The EU Project ‘WreckProtect’ 19. Quantification and Visualization of In Situ Degradation at the World Heritage Site Bryggen in Bergen, Norway 20. An Assessment of the Status and Condition of Archaeological Remains Preserved In Situ in the Medieval Town of Trondheim Based on Archeochemical Investigations Conducted During the Period 2007–2010 21. Preserving Archaeological Remains in Situ: Three Case Studies in Trentino, Italy 22. Preservation in Situ for Tourism: An Early Christian Monastic Complex on Sir Bani Yas Island, Western Abu Dhabi, UAE 23. Issues of in Situ Conservation at Jinsha, People’s Republic of China 24. Integrated Design of Conservation of the Archaeological Heritage 25. A Predictive Map of Compression-Sensitivity of the Dutch Archaeological Soil Archive 26. Theme 3: Protocols, Standards, and Legislation (Chaired by Jens Rytter and Henk Kars) Take the Right Decision Everybody 27. In Situ Preservation of Ancient Floor Mosaics in Turkey 28. The Results of Cultural Management of the Croatian Archaeological Heritage with Special Consideration for Cost Effectiveness: The Case of Roman Iovia (Ludbreg) 29. Advisory Commissions for Archaeology — Sense or Nonsense? the Case of Belgium 30. A Qualitative Approach for Assessment of the Burial Environment by Interpreting Soil Characteristics; A Necessity for Archaeological Monitoring 31. Founding of a Monumentenwacht for Archaeological Heritage in Flanders (Belgium) 32. Long-Term Preservation of Dendroarchaeological Specimens and in Situ Preservation: Problems and Practical Solutions 33. Theme 4: Preserving Archaeological Remains in Situ — Can We Document it Works? (Chaired by Mike Corfield and Vicki Richards) the RAAR Project — Heritage Management Aspects on Reburial After ten Years of Work 34. PARIS London: One Hundred and Fifty Years of Site Preservation 35. The Rose Theatre: Twenty Years of Continuous Monitoring, Lessons, and Legacy 36. Partial Solutions to Partially Understood Problems — the Experience of in Situ Monitoring and Preservation in Somerset’s Peatlands 37. The Never-Ending Story? the Lessons of Fifteen Years of Archaeological Monitoring at the Former Island of Schokland 38. Is Preservation in Situ an Unacceptable Option for Development Control? Can Monitoring Prove the Continued Preservation of Waterlogged Deposits? 39. Thirty Years of Monitoring in England — What Have We Learnt? 40. ‘I Felt Connected to a Past World’: A Survey of Visitors to Colonial Archaeological Sites Conserved in Situ in Australia and New Zealand 41. Complications and Effectiveness of in Situ Preservation Methods for Underwater Cultural Heritage Sites 42. Nydam Mose: In Situ Preservation at Work