Study of the degradation caused by micro-organisms in Pinus sp. waterlogged wood
M T De Troya, M C Escorial, J Garcia, A Cabanas
So far, the different Centers are trying the restoration and the conservation of wood structures, coming from subaquatic archeological deposits, with interest from the historic - artistic point of view. The main objective of this paper has been the determination of the decay level of Pinus sp. wood coming from a roman ship (approximately 2000 years old), where we have analyzed their physical properties, their chemical composition and the marine microorganisms (microfungi and bacteria) within.
Keywords: WATERLOGGING; ARCHAEOLOGICAL TIMBERS; PHYSICAL PROPERTIES; CHEMICAL COMPOSITION; MICRO-ORGANISMS; DECAY; DETERIORATION; PINUS HALEPENSIS; ROMAN SHIP