(Article of periodic en Anglais - 2008)

Document title

Understanding the decay of stone-built cultural heritage

Authors(s) and Affiliation(s)

SMITH B.J. (1) ; GOMEZ-HERAS M. (1) ; MCCABE S. (1) ;
(1) School of Geography, Archaeology and Palaeoecology, Queens's Univ., Belfast, ROYAUME-UNI


The problem of the decay and conservation of stone-built heritage is a complex one, requiring input across many disciplines to identify appropriate remedial steps and management strategies. This paper reviews the crucial themes that have arisen particularly from the work of physical geographers, themes that have sought to correct common misconceptions held by the public, as well as those directly engaged in construction and conservation, regarding the nature, causes and controls of building stone decay. It also looks to the future, suggesting how the behaviour of building stones (and hence the work of stone decay scientists) might alter in response to the looming challenge of climate change


Article of periodic

published at : Progress in physical geography / ISSN 0309-1333 / CODEN PPGEEC

Editor : Sage Publications, London - ROYAUME-UNI (1977)

Millesime : 2008, vol. 32, no4 [pp. 439-461]

Bibliographic references : 5 p.

Collation : 6 fig.



INIST-CNRS, Cote INIST : 14648 A

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