Investigation of methodologies for fiberglass resin removal from bone

  • Title: Investigation of methodologies for fiberglass resin removal from bone
    Author: Thew, Mellisa
    Year: 2015
    Faculty Advisor: McKenzie, Hugh
    Keyword(s): archaeological conservation, human bone
    Description: A human skeleton that had formerly been used as a theatrical stage prop was improperly conserved using fiberglass resin, making it unsuitable for teaching collections. This project evaluates the use of solvents and heat for removing fiberglass from bone, in an attempt to return this skeleton to a more useful, and ethically responsible, condition.
    Notes: Presented April 30–May 1, 2015 at the Undergraduate Research in Science Conference of Alberta held at MacEwan University in Edmonton, Alberta.
    Peer Reviewed: No
    Type of Item: Undergraduate Presentations
    Language: English

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