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Thursday 28th March 2024.

March 28, 2024


Alex Neuman
Alex Neuman, @VidaDigital

We talk tech today with Dr Computer (Alex Neuman). Among the topics we chat about, travel, Alex has just got back from a trip to Berlin so we thought a good topic would be the adapters that you take with you in order to use all that equipment.

Alexa Hancock

In the last hour we have special guest Alexa Hancock, Coordinator of volunteer work and external relations of the El Caño Foundation Alexa has a degree in Anthropology from Florida State University (2010) with a specialty in osteology and zooarchaeology.

El Caño is a necropolis of Gran Coclé tradition built around the year 700 and abandoned shortly after

 the year 1000 CE. Our research team has been intervening since 2008 in the area of ​​the necropolis reserved for the burial of high-status people. We operate during the dry season because that is when the optimal environmental conditions exist to be able to do so.

All material or structures buried in archaeological sites have gone through both anthropic and natural taphonomic processes that deteriorate them and transform their original appearance. The vast majority of the extracted pieces require special attention from the moment they are discovered. The El Caño Foundation has conservation specialists to meet the needs both at the extraction sites and in the laboratory. In situ conservation is focused on stabilization, careful lifting, micro-excavation and small repairs that guarantee the unity of the piece as it was found. In the laboratory, conservation work is aimed at reinforcing the stabilization of the artifacts and working on their “reconstruction” always seeking to reveal the parts of the artifacts that are original and those that are not.


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