January 03, 2005
Continuing archaeological work on the H.L. Hunley, the first submarine to sink an enemy warship, has produced a variety of approaches to preserving the array of materials that have been recovered.
"A button seems like a simple artifact, but it's not," Mardikian says. "Some of the buttons are hollow and have seawater inside. They have threads of cloth attached to them. They are faded in some places, except where the thread protected them."
Posted by Ghost of a flea at January 3, 2005 11:03 AM
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