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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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The Wallace Oak, Port Glasgow

  The last week has been an eventful one for the Wallace Oak in Port Glasgow. ┬áThe Society of William Wallace have had the remains of the famous tree moved to a safe place where it can gradually dry out … Continue reading

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SCOT2K paper on historical pine dating with Blue Intensity published in JAS

Delighted to have the SCOT2K team’s work published in the Journal of Archaeological Science, just out now in 2017. The paper shows how the use of Blue Intensity, as a proxy for latewood density, has been deployed to assist the … Continue reading

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Encounters with historic oaks

Interesting oaks feature large in some of my current projects. I am preparing a sample to age a fallen ‘Wallace Oak’ at Port Glasgow, and in reading around discover that there are several other Wallace Trees in Scotland with fascinating … Continue reading

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Another year, another tree-ring

A year since I last blogged, only because it has been an exceptionally busy time and still is! So the very briefest of updates, and with thanks to the many colleagues, collaborators and clients involved. Work continues on the Scottish … Continue reading

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Native Scottish dendro, new links & TRACE

I’ve been at the TRACE dendro conference this week, in Aviemore, organised by my colleagues at the University of St Andrews. Fantastic conference, I learned a great deal from the other speakers and poster presenters, as TRACE covers all branches … Continue reading

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