9. Of course, raw material was transported (cf. the box logs in the Comacchio ship: Berti 1990, 53, and fig. 2), but this mostly involved short distances from the tree’s natural habitat to the workshops in town. According to the ancient sources, the boxwood at the Altinum workshop (see below) was readily available in the town’s hinterland (Ferrarini 1992, 192, with the observation that the box tree belonged to the ‘elementi consueti del paesaggio cisalpino’).