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Paraloid B72 as consolidant

From: Sally Shelton <libsdnhm>
Date: Tuesday, September 26, 1995
Re: Dr. Koob's message on fossil consolidants: I agree with him on
all the major points. I would like to point out, however, that there
are a couple of peer-reviewed publications on the subject of
adhesives and consolidants for use on fossils: one by Dan Chaney and
me, in _Vertebrate Paleontological Techniques_ (Cambridge University
Press) and one  by Jessica Johnson and me (in _Conservation of
Palaeontological Material_, Butterworths, just out). Fossil
preservation comes in such a wide variety of forms and presents such
a wide variety of problems that no one approach based on ceramics,
bone, or ivory can cover all the situations a palaeontologist
encounters.

Sally Shelton
(Diploma, Geological Conservation)
Director, Collections Care and Conservation
San Diego Natural History Museum
P.O. Box 1390
San Diego, California  92112
619-232-3821
Fax: 619-232-0248

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