1st Edition

The Identification of Northern European Woods
A Guide for Archaeologists and Conservators

ISBN 9781873132470
Published January 15, 2009 by Routledge
198 Pages

USD $160.00

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Book Description

This technical and well-illustrated guide for archaeologists and conservators aims to `provide a methodology for the identification of the woody taxa used to manufacture artefacts recovered from archaeological excavations', to provide the anatomical descriptions of the taxa and to present a list of characters of the taxa. The guide is heavily illustrated with photographs, maps, and tables to allow easy identification.

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Jon G Hather


"There are by now a number of texts treating the identification of archaeological woods from different parts of the world. I found this one to be particularly well produced and illustrated, and very easy to use and adaptable to the contingencies of imperfect archaeological samples. It will serve as a valuable reference for the identification of northern European wood samples and a worthy model for wood identification manuals elsewhere" -Michael Glascock, Society for Archaeological Sciences Bulletin