JAIC 1993, Volume 32, Number 2, Article 6 (pp. 153 to 164)
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JAIC 1993, Volume 32, Number 2, Article 6 (pp. 153 to 164)

FROM CODEX TO CALABASH: RECOVERY OF A PAINTED ORGANIC ARTIFACT FROM THE ARCHAEOLOGICAL SITE OF CERÉN, EL SALVADOR

HARRIET F. BEAUBIEN




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All treatment documentation is on file at the Conservation Analytical Laboratory under CAL# 5168; duplicates are kept by Payson D. Sheets at the Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado and by CONCULTURA in the Ministry of Education, El Salvador.

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Beaubien, H. F.1990. Technical analysis of pigment materials. In 1990 Archaeological investigations at the Cerén site, El Salvador: A preliminary report. ed.P. D.Sheets and B. R.McKee. Boulder: Department of Anthropology, University of Colorado. 189–91.


AUTHOR INFORMATION

HARRIET F. (RAE) BEAUBIEN has been an objects conservator at the Smithsonian Institution's Conservation Analytical Laboratory since 1988. She holds a B.A. in art from Beloit College, an M.A. in art history from the University of Chicago, and is a graduate of the New York University Institute of Fine Arts' conservation training program. Since 1980 she has worked on a variety of archaeological projects, primarily as an on-site conservator. Address: Conservation Analytical Laboratory, Museum Support Center, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C. 20560-0001.


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