Standard Swedish standard · SS-EN 16873:2016

Conservation of cultural heritage - Guidelines for the management of waterlogged wood on archaeological terrestrial sites

Status: Valid

This European standard provides guidelines for safeguarding waterlogged wood on terrestrial sites of archaeological or historical significance. It deals with the protection of archaeological and historical waterlogged wood, from the time of exposure during and after excavation, until it reaches the conservation laboratory. The standard cannot be applied to the management of controlled reburial, in situ preservation, long term post excavation storage or excavations under water. Composite artefacts, and other waterlogged materials are specifically excluded from this standard.


Wood technology processes (79.020) Wood, sawlogs and sawn timber (79.040) Items of art and handicrafts. Cultural property and heritage (97.195)

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Language: English

Written by: SIS - Miljö och energi

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Article no: STD-8023485

Edition: 1

Approved: 11/14/2016

No of pages: 24