The orig­i­nal pa­per

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Most of the tablets are made from the bark of birch or el­der trees, but this isn’t al­ways the case. Some of the ones found at Vin­dolanda have been writ­ten on oak, which doesn’t pre­serve so well in the damp ground and so it is trick­ier to un­cover what is writ­ten on them.

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