Accession Number : ADA255608
Title : Environmental Impact Research Program: Stabilization of Dakota Sandstone Surface of the Faris Cave Petroglyphs Kanopolis Lake Project, Kansas
Descriptive Note : Final rept.
Corporate Author : KANSAS STATE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY LAWRENCE
Personal Author(s) : Grisafe, David A
Report Date : Aug 1992
Pagination or Media Count : 25
Abstract : Native american rock art sites are affected by numerous types of impacts originating from both cultural and natural sources. Some of the most difficult losses to control are those resulting from weathering or deterioration of the stone itself. This report discusses the results of field and laboratory experiments that examined the use of a stone strengthener and water repellent to solidify porous and poorly bonded Dakota Formation Sandstone in central Kansas. The results indicate that these chemicals, which are based on organosilicon compounds dissolved in a ketone carrier, provide substantial cementation of the sand grains with no detrimental change in the color, porosity, or permeability of the stone. This technology will significantly prolong the existence of important petroglyphs on sandstones. Cultural site preservation, Rock art, Sandstone stabilization.
Descriptors : *CONTROL , *SANDSTONE , *ARCHEOLOGY , *PRESERVATION , *ARTIFACTS , *SOIL STABILIZATION , PERMEABILITY , IMPACT , CHEMICALS , ROCK , POROSITY , COLORS , LOSSES , DETERIORATION , CHEMICAL ANALYSIS , WEATHERING , KETONES , WATER EROSION , WATER REPELLENTS , KANSAS , REPELLENTS
Subject Categories : Humanities and History
Geology, Geochemistry and Mineralogy
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE