(Engl summary pp 103-4). Studies of wood, mainly from Swiss lakeside occupation sites, have covered fundamental aspects (eg the preparation of specimens, whether of charcoal or waterlogged wood, the effect of various environments on the survival of charcoal, the length of time that individual pieces of wood have lain in the open air etc), the comparison of pollen-analytical evidence with that from wood remains, the reconstruction of local vegetation, the selection of woods for specific purposes by prehistoric man, and technologies of wood-working. Some work has also been done on the analysis of medieval sculptures and panel paintings.
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Schweingruber, Fritz Hans 1976 `Prähistoriches Holz: die Bedeutung von Holzfunden aus Mitteleuropa für die Lösung archäologischer und vegetationskundlicher Probleme [Prehistoric wood: the significance of wood finds in Central Europe for the solution of archaeological and botanical problems]' Academica Helvetica Haupt Bern/Stuttgart 2, 1976 106 pp, pls, figs, refs.