Conservation of Archaeological objects, the case of Saruq Al Hadid


Conservation of Archaeological objects, the case of Saruq Al Hadid

Murillo MªDolores, Gutiérrez Lucía, Monreal,Alicia, Cowey Jemima, Al Ali Yaquob, Mahmoud Ahmed

Murillo MªDolores, Gutiérrez Lucía, Monreal,Alicia, Cowey Jemima, Al Ali Yaquob, Mahmoud Ahmed "Conservation of Archaeological objects, the case of Saruq Al Hadid" Published in International Journal of Trend in Research and Development (IJTRD), ISSN: 2394-9333, Special Issue | ICAST-17 , December 2017, URL: http://www.ijtrd.com/papers/IJTRD14625.pdf

Artfix Conservation is a group of young professionals specialized in cultural materials conservation. Our highly qualified team of conservator-restorers, archaeologists and art historians bring together a wealth of experience and knowledge in cultural heritage. Artfix Conservation adheres to international codes of conduct and applies a minimal intervention approach to our treatments, which are consistent with current conservation literature.For the past year, Artfix has been working with Dubai Municipality to conserve and restore archaeological objects from the significant archaeological site, Saruq al Hadid. Saruq al Hadid is perhaps the most interesting and prolific archaeological site in Dubai. The site was active as a metals production site during the Iron Age (III-I Millennium B.C.E), and has been actively studied and excavated for several decades.Hidden under desert sand dunes, this site has revealed a diverse range of artefacts such as a wide variety of iron and bronze weapons of different shapes and sizes, bronze household goods, beaded necklaces, and even delicate gold ornaments. A small selection of the thousands of objects found at the Saruq al Hadid site can be found in the newly opened Saruq al Hadid Museum in the Al Fahihi historical neighbourhood.The interdisciplinary study of the Saruq al Hadid site has allowed Artfix Conservation to contribute to the overall understanding of the site, in addition to prompting further questions and directions for research.

Heritage, Archaeology, Conservation, Restoration, Iron Age, Dubai.


Special Issue | ICAST-17 , December 2017

2394-9333

IJTRD14625