JAIC 1987, Volume 26, Number 2, Article 4 (pp. 105 to 120)
FRIEDRICH RATHGEN: THE FATHER OF MODERN ARCHAEOLOGICAL CONSERVATION
ABSTRACT—A brief biography of Friedrich Rathgen (1862–1942), the first Director of the Chemical Laboratory of the Royal Museums of Berlin, is presented. A detailed discussion of many of his most important scientific achievements is given with particular emphasis on the impact which his work had upon the development of archaeological conservation.