Announcing *New Webpage*


JPPM’s new webpage “Wood and Charcoal Identification in Southern Maryland” can explain everything you would EVER want to know (and probably some things you really wouldn’t) about identifying hardwoods and softwoods, as well as recognizing characteristics of archaeological remains from chestnut, cottonwood, birch, and many other species of trees. The ability to identify wood species helps archaeologists to interpret historical wood artifacts, while analysis of charcoal found on archaeological sites can teach us about climate change and the environmental impact by humans on the landscape.

Go to http://www.jefpat.org/Wood&CharcoalIdentification/Introduction.htm to check out the new information (and groovy microscopic pictures).


Juniper wood sample

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