Artefact Handling At ADMAT's Maritime Archaeological Centre
During the project we were able to examine some of the concretions from The Tile Wreck. Two concretions appeared to be carpenters tools, but it was unknown if any of the iron still remained. The decision was given with approval of ONPCS, to make sectional pieces out of two artefacts to enable us to assess the state of the remaining iron in the concretion. When these were cut open it proved that the artefacts were totally "ghost concretions" in that all the iron had leached into the concretion (creating the concretion) leaving a void.
These sections were carefully cleaned enabling the team to see what the items were originally.
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ADMAT's maritime archaeological work on this wreck site was assisted by ADMAT-FRANCE a non profit organisation based in the Institut de Paléontologie Humaine, Muséum National d’Histoire Naturelle, Paris.
ADMAT-FRANCE is a sub division of the Anglo ~ Danish Maritime Archaeological Team
ADMAT is delighted to have an association with Muséum Nationald’Histoire Naturelle at Paris, départememt Préhistoire, UMR-CNRS 7194.