Author Archives: Coralie Mills

Exploring the science of dendrochronology

Delighted to have co-authored this new learning resource on Dendrochronology, recently published by Forestry and Land Scotland, and developed as part of Dendrochronicle’s ‘SESOD’ research programme. It serves as an accessible introduction to the archaeological science of tree-ring dating, using … Continue reading

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The dendrochronology of St Giles Kirk tower, Edinburgh

By Coralie Mills & Hamish Darrah Few people are aware of the massive five-storey timber frame hidden within the tower under the iconic crown spire of St Giles Kirk in the heart of Edinburgh’s old town. Analysis of the tree-ring … Continue reading

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The Scottish Lumberjills

Just back from the NWDG Woodland History Conference, 2019, on the theme of ‘100 years of state forestry in Scotland’. I presented this poster on the Scottish Lumberjills, in tribute to those amazing women. Huge thanks to Joanna Foat, author … Continue reading

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Barhill Wood, Kirkcudbright

Delighted to have the opportunity to investigate the heritage of Barhill Wood, Kirkcudbright, as part of the Can You Dig It archaeology programme being run by Rathmell Archaeology for the Galloway Glens Landscape Partnership (GGLP). A prior walkover assessment helped … Continue reading

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SESOD: South East Scotland Oak Dendrochronology Project

The South East Scotland Oak Dendrochronology (SESOD) project aims to build the first long oak reference chronology for SE Scotland which represents a large geographic gap in native oak tree-ring coverage. This is part of a larger issue, that native … Continue reading

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Meeting of UK Dendrochronologists, Cambridge, Dec 2017

The UK has a small number of dendrochronologists, and the majority of them are in this photo, taken at the recent meeting held at Cambridge University Geography Department with their recently appointed dendro group, Dr Ulf Buentgen (seated in photo) … Continue reading

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SCOT2K Native pine buildings dendrochronology article published

Delighted to receive this early Christmas present, the publication in Vernacular Architecture of our paper on the SCOT2K dendro-dating of native pine historic buildings in Scotland. Using a combination of ring-width and blue intensity measurements, we have dated 20 pine … Continue reading

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SCOT2K Pine Dendro – lecture video from ARP Conference

The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland have posted videos of the lectures given earlier this year of the 2017 Archaeological Research in Progress Conference in Edinburgh. This includes my lecture about the historical aspects of the NERC-funded SCOT2K Pine Dendro … Continue reading

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SCOT2K pine dendro talk at Highland Archaeology Conference, 14th Oct 2017

Delighted to be speaking at the 2017 Highland Archaeology Festival Conference in Inverness this October about the SCOT2K project which, of course, concentrated on the dendro-dating of historic native pine buildings in the Scottish Highlands. The presentation is part of … Continue reading

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SCOT2K pine dendro talk at ARP conference, 27 May 2017

Looking forward to presenting the results of the SCOT2K pine dendro project at the Archaeological Research in Progress Conference 2017, more details of which can be found here. My talk will focus on the heritage outcomes of the project including … Continue reading

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