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The Vegetation History and Wood anatomy Laboratory, formerly based in the Department of Agriculture of  the University Naples Federico II, was established in 2002.

The Lab takes part to the Centre for Development and Transfer of Innovation for Cultural and Environmental Heritage – INNOVA scarl – that performs research and development activities, supplies high tecnological and organizational services, manages training and communication activities for Cultural and Environmental Heritage.

The Lab takes also part to the MuSA Agricultural Science Museum which grant the accessibility and promote the knowledge and memory of the  cultural aspects of the rural landscape and traces the history of the technologic advancement in agriculture.

We offer a range of services including rapid evaluation of bio-archaeological remains from preventive archaeological excavations and full post-excavation studies of plant material through to publication text, finally we provide our usual professional and fully integrated service both for the study and the  development/enhancement of cultural landscapes and collaboration in the set up of indoor and open air eco-museums.

We provide the identification and interpretation of plant macrofossils,  wood and charcoal and can facilitate additional services such as high quality and very quick service for the 14C dating of archaeological finds and isotopic analysis of stable isotopes (at the INNOVA CIRCE  Laboratory), pollen analysis, assessment and interpretation of animal and human bone.

We also periodically run special courses of study that focus on pertinent aspects of cultural landscapes and wood anatomy.