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Conference on archaeological tannery sites

From: Fleur Shearman <fshearman<-a>
Date: Monday, February 4, 2008
Have We Got a Tannery?
Walsall Leather Museum, April 12-13, 2008

Members of the Archaeological Leather Group are frequently contacted
by archaeologists who think they have uncovered a tannery site. Very
often, the only evidence is a hole in the ground containing some
pieces of leather.  In order to increase knowledge and understanding
of leather manufacturing techniques, the ALG is organising a
conference entitled Have we got a tannery? It will take place on
April 12-13, 2008 at the Walsall Leather Museum. An international
group of specialists experienced in examining stone, bone and
environmental remains will contribute, as well as those who have
excavated a wide range of skin processing sites, dating from
pre-historic times to the nineteenth century.  Skin working
processes which leave no archaeological remains will also be
discussed.

The cost for the two days will be UKP50 for ALG members and UKP65
for non-members.

For further details and a booking form, please contact:

    Mike Glasson
    Leather Museum
    Littleton Street West
    Walsall WS2 8EG
    +44 1922 721153
    leathermuseum<-a t->walsall< . >gov< . >uk

Fleur Shearman
Department of Conservation, Documentation and Science
The British Museum
Archaeological Leather Group Weekend Conference


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