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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)]