Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Deterioration of Organic Objects


Skeletal Material

Delamination



Wood



Fungus


Soft rot fungus. Both soft rot and brown rot results in brick-like macrodeterioration.
http://forestpathology.cfans.umn.edu/microbes.htm



Salt

http://forestpathology.cfans.umn.edu/archaeologicalwood.htm



Textiles


Tendering and bleaching due to UV exposure

http://www.textile-conservation.net/portfolio/3d.asp

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