The Identification of Northern European Woods: A Guide for Archaeologists and Conservators, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

The Identification of Northern European Woods

A Guide for Archaeologists and Conservators, 1st Edition

By Jon G Hather


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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.


"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

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UCL Institute of Archaeology Publications

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SOCIAL SCIENCE / Archaeology