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Wood technology: a Glossary and Code for analysis of archaeological wood from stone tool culturesuse asterix (*) to get italics
Annemieke Milks, Jens Lehmann, Utz Böhner, Dirk Leder, Tim Koddenberg, Michael Sietz, Matthias Vogel, Thomas TerbergerPlease use the format "First name initials family name" as in "Marie S. Curie, Niels H. D. Bohr, Albert Einstein, John R. R. Tolkien, Donna T. Strickland"
<p>The analysis of wood technologies created by stone tool-using cultures remains underdeveloped relative to the study of lithic and bone technologies. In recent years archaeologists have begun to approach wood assemblages systematically, developing macro- and micro-analyses of natural and anthropogenic traces often with the assistance of experimental reference samples. The present a lack of established nomenclature hinders intra-site comparisons. Creating this glossary helps will help advance understanding of the use of wood for technological purposes in different times and places. Clear definitions of terms are useful to avoid confusion in ongoing and future evaluations of the biography of wood artefacts. This glossary and associated code is a first step towards a synthesis and standardisation of analytical terms for early wood technologies, focusing on archaeological assemblages from cultures that used stone tools. References and further reading support the selection of terms, and also provide a bibliography of the field of wood technology. This glossary is organised within a chaîne opératoire framework, and is complemented by a developing appendix of images. As a referenced synthesis, it relies on the collective expertise of the authors alongside that of the many cited researchers who have published in the fields of wood science and prehistoric archaeological wood artefacts.&nbsp;</p>
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Wood technology, Tool Mark Analysis, Taphonomy, Palaeolithic, Mesolithic, Neolithic
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Ancient Palaeolithic, Archaeobotany, Mesolithic, Middle Palaeolithic, Neolithic, Raw materials, Taphonomy, Traceology, Upper Palaeolithic
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