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Table 1 Middle Eastern collection—comparison of adhesive repairs identified and find location

From: Identification of cellulose nitrate based adhesive repairs in archaeological pottery of the University of Melbourne’s Middle Eastern archaeological pottery collection using portable FTIR-ATR spectroscopy and PCA

Accession period Find location Country Total objects No. repaired CN PVAc PVAc + CN PTN ACR ACR + CN PS Other
0000 Madrash India 25 1 1
0000 Arad Palestine 5 1 1
0000 Lachish Palestine 8 1 1
0000 Tell Michal Palestine 10 1 1
0000 Tell Sheva Palestine 2 1 1
0000 Palestine 40 4 1 2 1
0000 Aphek 15 2   1 1
0000 79 4 2 1 1
0000 Nimrud Assyria 1 0
0000 (Blank) Assyria 1 0
0000 Bab edh-Dhra Jordan 1 0
0000 (Blank) Egypt 1 0
1960 Jericho Palestine 16 5 2 1 2
1960 Tell Michal Palestine 22 3   1 1 1
1960 (Blank) Palestine 3 1 1
1960 (Blank) (Blank) 1 0  
1968 (Blank) Egypt 8 1 1
1970 Jerusalem Palestine 3 1a 1 1
1970 Jerusalem (Kenyon) Palestine 12 0
1970 Jerusalem Cave 1 Palestine 98 67a 7 24 36 3 1 8
1970 Tell Michal Palestine 1
1975 Arad Palestine 70 21 15 2 6
1975 Tell Sheva Palestine 1 1a 1 1 1
1978 Bab edh-Dhra Jordan 42 12a 2 4 3 7
1991 Susa 1 0
  Grand total   466 127 15 48 47 0 4 2 2 30
  1. CN cellulose nitrate, PVAc poly(vinyl acetate), PTN protein, ACR acrylic, PS polystyrene
  2. aIncludes repaired vessels with more than one type of adhesive present