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Fig. 2

From: A review of analytical methods for assessing preservation in waterlogged archaeological wood and their application in practice

Fig. 2

(Images courtesy of South West Heritage Trust)

Left: Image of an upright wall post excavated from the Iron Age Glastonbury Lake Village, displaying the ‘dog-leg’ kink characteristic of differential preservation; Centre: timber excavated from a Middle Saxon bridge near Glastonbury, exhibiting characteristic pointed tops, caused by preferential decay of the sapwood due to the tops of the timbers being located above the waterlogged zone; Right: root damage in a wood chip from Glastonbury Lake Village, caused when wood is weakened such that roots can penetrate through it

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