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Table 1 A grading scheme for assessing the analytical potential of waterlogged wood [34]

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

Grade

Condition

Species ID

Dendro-chronology

Woodland management

Technology

Museum conservation

0

Non-viable

1

Very poor

–/+

2

Poor

+

–/+

–/+

–/+

3

Moderate

+

+

+

–/+

4

Good

+

+

+

+

5

Excellent

+

+

+

+

+

  1. An object is assigned a grade (0–5) based on characteristics such as the visibility of anatomical features and tool marks. This grade dictates its suitability for different types of archaeological analysis [(+) = suitable (−) = unsuitable)]