List of Figures

Figure 1: Cover of the Atlas of the Archaeological Subsoil of the Brussels Region, vol. 15 Ixelles, Ministry of the Brussels Capital Regionles, , 2005

Figure 2: Excerpt from the BruGIS cartographic website showing the archaeological potential from the village of Anderlecht (Image: BruGIS 2015 © BRPS)

Figure 3: Rescue excavations during construction works on the site of Thurn & Taxis, Brussels (Image: S. Modrie, 2015 © BRPS).

Figure 4: Building archaeology research — rue au Beurre 28, Brussels (Image: BRPS).

Figure 5: Fitting together ceramic fragments originating from the archaeological excavations on the rue des Six Jetons, Brussels (Image: L. Cognard, 2017 © BRPS).

Figure 6: Preventive conservation applied to metal objects: a local climate is created in the boxes to prevent the metal objects deteriorating further after excavation (Image: L. Cognard, 2017 © BRPS).

Figure 7: 17th century Berkemeyer after conservation and restoration (Image: L. Cognard, 2015 © BRPS).

Figure 8: Restoration of a large ceramic bowl (Image: J. Pinceel, 2014 © BRPS).

Figure 9: Predictive conservation: storing artefacts to prevent deterioration (human bones and samples originating from latrines) in a temporary storage room while the more vulnerable artefacts are immediately treated in the laboratory (Image: L. Cognard, 2017 © BRPS).

Figure 10: The foundations of the 19th century church in the commune of Koekelberg which held human bones originating from the original cemetery within its walls (Image: B. Claes, 2016 © BRPS).

Figure 11: Assessment of the human bones discovered on the rue Sergysels in Koekelberg before eventual partial discard (Image: L. Cognard, 2016 © BRPS).

Figure 12: Layer of bovine jaw bones, discovered during the excavations on the site of the rue d'Une Personne near the Grand'Place, Brussels (Image: Y. Devos, 2015 © BRPS — ULB).

Figure 13: Cleaning and sieving of the layer of animal bones discovered at rue d'Une Personne, Brussels (Image: L. Cognard, 2014 © BRPS).

Figure 14: Quarantining of wooden samples from building archaeology projects (Image: J. Pinceel, 2017 © BRPS).

Figure 15: Preventive conservation of metal artefacts by creating the ideal micro-climate with stable temperature and humidity (Image: J. Pinceel, 2017 © BRPS).

Figure 16: Wooden beams from a mediaeval water well (site of rue d'Une Personne, Brussels) are put into water immediately after excavation to avoid damage by shrinking (Image: L. Cognard, 2015 © BRPS).

Figure 17: Fragments of 14th century shoes discovered on the site of rue d'Une Personne, Brussels (Image: J. Pinceel, 2014 © BRPS).

Figure 18: Sorting the shoe fragments from rue d'Une Personne, Brussels (Image: L. Cognard, 2014 © BRPS).

Figure 19: Three glass fragments with a corroded surface (Image: J. Pinceel, 2017 © BRPS).

Figure 20: Slipware dish before and after restoration (Image: L. Cognard, 2013 © BRPS).

Figure 21: An X-ray of corroded iron artefacts gives a clear view of the original objects (Image: J. Pinceel, 2017 © BRPS).

Figure 22: Above: partial cleaning of a key with corrosion removed in selected zones; below: complete cleaning of a key, corrosion fully removed (Image: J. Pinceel, 2017 © BRPS).


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