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Fig. 3

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

Fig. 3

(Images courtesy of Angela Middleton, copyright Historic England)

X-ray images of waterlogged wooden artefacts from wreck sites. Left: a barrel stave fragment from the “Stirling Castle”, wrecked in 1703. Regions of low density caused by marine wood borer infestation can be clearly seen. Centre and right: a photograph compared to an X-ray scan of an elm pulley block from the “London”, wrecked in 1665. X-ray analysis reveals internal features and regions of high/low density not otherwise visible.

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