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.
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