The Archaeological Preservation and Research Laboratory conducts research into the preservation and conservation of archaeological remains. APRL is the leading research lab looking into conservation treatments using silicone oils, which we dub Passivation Polymerization.

Some of the past or ongoing research at APRL includes:

Passivation Polymerization

Kennewick Man

Preservation of Rock Art

Radiation-assisted Passivation

Ha'aheo O Hawai'i, originally the yacht Cleopatra's Barge

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