Conservation Research and Treatment Programs: Case Study of Ancient Boat Site in Rembang Regency

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Title

Conservation Research and Treatment Programs: Case Study of Ancient Boat Site in Rembang Regency

Subject

Session 7
Preservation and conservation of wet archaeological materials and site management

Description

The ancient boat was made around the 7th century A.D. It was found on July 26, 2008 at 07.30 p.m. at Punjulharjo Village, Rembang Regency, Central Java Province, Indonesia. The boat site is covered by soil as deep as two metres and is located at the southern of coastline with a distance of 0,5 to 1 km. When the ancient boat was found, the shape of the boat was still intact. Size of the boat is 15 metres length and 5 metres width. Not only the shape is relatively intact but also the disclosure of data of the archipelago's unique technology could be held within this boat that was almost complete. Tambuku is the type of palm fibre rope, pegs was used in the boat and other components that have never been encountered before is really a remarkable data essential for the development of maritime archaeology, especially in Indonesia. The ancient boat has important value for history, science, technology, and culture. As an important cultural asset and potential, its existence must be well managed and sustainable by optimizing in situ conservation.

Conservation research should be conducted to identify the ancient boat such as the kind of materials for making a boat, condition of boat materials, the site condition of the boat, and environmental condition. Conservation method should be based on the results of diagnosis in the laboratory as well as in the field.

In situ conservation is another important approach to preserve the ancient boat, which simultaneously give positive impacts to tourism aspects and development to the region.

Creator

Waluyo Agus Priyanto

Date

November 2011

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Citation

Waluyo Agus Priyanto, “Conservation Research and Treatment Programs: Case Study of Ancient Boat Site in Rembang Regency,” The MUA Collection, accessed March 22, 2017, http://www.themua.org/collections/items/show/1263.

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