This weekend, I attended a workshop organised for the Archaeobotany Working Group, coordinated by Historic England (Zoë Hazell, Ruth Pelling and Gill Campbell), and hosted by Liz Pearson, Senior Environmental Archaeologist at Worcestershire Archive and Archaeology Service.

I learnt about traditional flax processing techniques for the production of linen and took samples of reference material which will help me understand the significance of flax remains in archaeological deposits.

Our reference collection contains a thorough assemblage of material which we can compart to what we discover on site. It is essential for the correct identification of bioarchaeological remains during the course of environmental analyses.

Inés López-Dóriga, Senior Environmental Archaeologist