Report number: 15/2019



Title Wood identifications and recording of wooden remains recovered from the London wreck between 2014 and 2016
Summary Nearly 300 wood identifications were carried out on wooden artefacts recovered from the wreck of the London during phases of surface recovery and archaeological excavation between 2014 and 2016. A total of 16 wood (/wood group) types were identified, of which 14 were hardwoods and two were softwoods. Patterns of wood selection preferences for some of the artefact types have been recognised, in particular for the handspikes and pulley blocks. Wood choices likely reflect characteristics of the wood types themselves (for example, ease of working, comfort in use) as well as their availability.
Series Research Department Reports
Pages 53
Authors
  • Hazell, Z
  • Aitken, Emma
Keywords Maritime ,  Protected Wreck ,  Wood
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