Historical Wood Utilization

A network of people and institutions interested on wood

Wood was and is an elementary natural resource - even today the annual demand is still rising worldwide. However, the use of wood also has a pronounced cultural-historical dimension with great temporal depth. For more than 400,000 years, since the archaeological use of tools and firewood, wood has been one of the most important raw materials that has accompanied mankind.

Although wood has always held an important position, a lot of knowledge and experience on the properties and processing of this unique material has been lost.
To work up this wealth of knowledge and experience requires a broad cooperation of several scientific disciplines as well as skilled persons.
Thus, people from archeology to folklore, from forestry and timber industry to restoration and of course handicraft people are joined together.

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Michael Grabner

University of Natural Resources and Life Sciences, Vienna

Institute of Wood Technology and Renewable Materials
Konrad Lorenzstrasse 24
A-3430 Tulln
Email: michael.grabner@boku.ac.at
Phone: (0043)(0)1-47654-89128
Fax:     (0043)(0)1-47654-89109