Topics Related to Artifacts

This month's artifact started out as a mysterious and hotly debated object. After several years, we can finally put the mystery to rest with a positive identification.

The QAR Lab is now open for tours! Conservator Elise shares the ways in which you can experience our lab and view artifacts.

A common question we are asked here at the lab is “How do the archaeologists and conservators identify an artifact?”

As the famous Mythbuster Adam Savage once said, “Remember kids, the only difference between [messing] aro

Previously, we have discussed the process of conserving wood

Although the ship itself and a large portion of its contents—such as cask staves, gunstocks, and gun carriages—would have been mad

As you have been following along with us, you have probably become aware of the scarcity of goods made from p

With the slow wrecking of Queen Anne’s Revenge, you wouldn’t expect much of value to be left on board and you would b

What do all of these things have in common?...Shoes.

Metal objects from the Queen Anne’s Revenge shipwreck site vary greatly in their make-up, conditi