Part One: IntroductionPart Two: Identification of Northern European WoodsGroup 1- GymnospermsGroup 2- Woods with included phloemGroup 3- The ring porous woodsGroup 4- Diffuse porous woods with mostly solidarity poresGroup 5- Diffuse porous woods with solidarity pores, pores in short radial files and/or clustersGroup 6- Diffuse porous woods with pores in long radial filesGroup 7- Diffuse porous woods with pores in clustersGroup 8- Diffuse porous woods with pores in dendritic arrangementPart Three: Character Tables
Jon Hather is Senior Lecturer in Archaeobotany at UCL, Institute of Archaeology, London.
"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