Publications

This page presents publications and project summaries by Coralie Mills and colleagues. Where possible, links for downloadable PDFs are given. This is a selective bibliography, given in date order, most recent at the top – if there is another report you are seeking, please get in touch.

  • Cook, M, Mills, C & Thoms, J 2020 Dendrochronology: Explore the science of tree ring dating. Forestry and Land Scotland.
  • Mills, CM, Crone, A, Wood, C and Wilson, R  2017 ‘Dendrochronologically dated pine buildings from Scotland: The SCOT2K Native Pine Dendrochronology Project’, Vernacular Architecture 48, 23-43.  PDF here
  • Mills, C, Brown, G and Rocks-Macqueen, D  2017  Guidelines for the stewardship of heritage assets in forestry management. Landward Research Ltd obo South Downs National Park Authority. ISBN 978-0-9572452-2-8. PDF here: https://www.southdowns.gov.uk/discover/heritage/secrets-of-the-high-woods/forestry-work-and-guidelines/
  • Wilson, R, Wilson, D, Rydval, M, Crone, A, Büntgen, U, Clark, S, Ehmer, J, Forbes, E, Fuentes, M, Gunnarson, BE, Linderholm, HW, Nicolussi, K, Wood, C and Mills, C  2017  ‘Facilitating tree-ring dating of historic conifer timbers using Blue Intensity’, Journal of Archaeological Science 78, 99-111.  http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0305440316301819
  • Quelch, P & Mills, CM 2016 ‘Planting phases in Balgownie Wood, Fife: Evidence from Historic Woodland Survey’, in Mills CM (ed.) Plantations in Scotland, NWDG Scottish Woodland History Conference XVIII (2013), 9-17. (PDF available from NWDG website www.nwdg.org.uk in the History archive section).
  • Crone, A & Mills CM 2015 ‘List 279: dendrochronologically dated buildings from Scotland: the native oak and pine project’, in Nat Alcock & Cathy Tyers (eds) Tree-Ring Date Lists 2015, Vernacular Architecture, 46.1,125-8.
  • Mills, CM  2014 A Millennium of Change: Dendrochronology in Scotland’s Built Heritage and Cultural Landscapes. Abstract of keynote historical presentation, TRACE Conference 2014, Scotland.
  • Crone, A & Mills, CM  2012 ‘Timber in Scottish Buildings 1450-1800; a dendrochronological perspective‘, PSAS 142 (2012), 329-369.
  • Mills, CM & Crone, A 2012 ‘Dendrochronological evidence for Scotland’s native timber resources over the last 1000 years‘,  Scottish Forestry 66 (1), 18-33.
  • Crone, A & Mills, CM 2011 ‘The native oak and pine project; some observations on timber and woodworking in Scottish buildings circa AD 1600-1800‘, Vernacular Building 34, 19-42.
  • Wilson, R, Loader, N, Rydval, M, Paton, H, Frith, A, Mills, C, Crone, A, Edwards, C, Larsson, L & Gunnarson, B. 2011 ‘Reconstructing Holocene climate from tree rings – the potential for a long chronology from the Scottish Highlands.‘ The Holocene. 22 (1): 3-11. DOI: 10.1177/0959683611405237.
  • Mills, C M 2010  A dendrochronological analysis at Rassal Ashwood NNR, Wester Ross. Executive summary of report for Forest Research and SNH.
  • Mills, C M 2010  A dendrochronological analysis of living trees at South Loch Rannoch, Perthshire. Executive summary of report for The Woodland Trust Scotland.
  • Quelch, P 2010 ‘Upland wood pastures’. Landscape Archaeology and Ecology 8, 172-177 (End of Tradition Conference Proceedings, Part 2).
  • Fish, T, Wilson, R, Edwards, C, Mills, C, Crone, A, Kirchhefer, AJ, Linderholm, L, Loader, NJ and Woodley, E  2010  ‘Exploring for senescence signals in native Scots pine (Pinus sylvestris L.) in the Scottish Highlands‘, Forest Ecology and Management 260, 321–330.
  • Mills, C M, Quelch, P & Stewart, M 2009  Tree forms, tree-rings and documented history around Bealach nam Bo, Loch Katrine. Executive summary of report for Forestry Commission.
  • Mills, C M 2008 Historic pine and dendrochronology in Scotland, Scottish Woodland History Discussion Group: Notes XIII (2008), 9-14.
  • Mills, CM, Armit, I, Edwards, K J, Grinter, P & Mulder, Y  2004  ‘Neolithic land-use and environmental degradation: a study from the Western Isles of Scotland’, Antiquity 78, 886-895.
  • Crone, A & Mills, C M  2003  ‘Dendrochronologically dated buildings from Scotland’, Vernacular Architecture 34, 84-89
  • Crone, BA & Mills, CM 2002 ‘Seeing the wood and the trees; dendrochronological studies in Scotland‘, Antiquity 76, 788-94.
  • Mills, C M 2000 Dendrochronology of oak timbers from historic buildings in St Andrews, Tayside and Fife Archaeological Journal 6 (2000), 201-10.
  • Rees, T & Mills, C  1999  Bracken and archaeology: Technical Advice Note 17. Edinburgh: Historic Scotland. ISBN 1-900168-618.
  • Mills, C M & Coles, G (eds)  1998 On the edge: human settlement and marginality. Oxbow Monograph 100. Oxford: Oxbow Books (Association for Environmental Archaeology Symposia 13).  187pp. ISBN 1-900188-57-0.
  • Mills, CM  1997  `Environmental studies: introduction to the research programme’, in S T Driscoll & P A Yeoman, Excavations within Edinburgh Castle in 1988-91. Society of Antiquaries of Scotland Monograph Series 12, 190-191. ISBN 0-903903-12-1.
  •  Mills, CM  1996 ‘The charcoal’ in Ewart, G & Triscott, J  ‘Archaeological excavations at Castle Sween, Knapdale, Argyll & Bute, 1989-90’ Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland  126, 517-557.
  • Mills, CM  1995  ‘Vegetation survey report’ in J S Rideout ‘Carn Dubh, Moulin, Perthshire: survey and excavation of an archaeological landscape 1987-90’, Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland  125, 139-195 & Fiche 2: A4-C5.
  • Mills, C M,  Crone, A,  Edwards, K J  &  Whittington, G  1994 `The excavation and environmental investigation of a sub-peat stone bank near Loch Portain, North Uist, Outer Hebrides’ Proceedings of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland  124, 155-171.
  • Crone, A & Mills, C  1994  ‘A tree-ring database for Scotland’, Glasgow Archaeological Society Bulletin 32, 8-9.
  • Connock, K C, Finlayson, B F  &  Mills, C M  1993  `Excavation of a shell midden site at Carding Mill Bay, near Oban, Scotland’, Glasgow Archaeological Journal 17.
  • Mills, C M  1992  `Dating short tree-ring sequences: An evaluation of three statistical procedures’, in O Eggertson (ed), Tree-Rings and Environment, Sweden: Lund University, Department of Quaternary Geology, 225-229. (=Proceedings of the International Dendrochronological Symposium, Ystad, south Sweden, 3-9 September 1990, Lundqua Report 34. ISSN 0281-3076.
  • Hunt, CO,  Gilbertson, DD,  Donahue, RE,  Harkness, DD  & Mills, CM  1992  `Towards a palaeoecology of the Medieval and Post-Medieval landscape of Tuscany’, in M Bernardi (ed), Archaeologia del Paesaggio, Firenze: Edizioni all’Insegna del Giglio, 205-248. (=IV Ciclo di Lezioni sulla ricerca applicata in archaeologia, Certosa di Pontignano, Siena, 14-26 January 1991).
  • Gilbertson, DD, Hawkins, AB, Mills, CM, Harkness, DD  & Hunt, C O  1990  `The Late Devensian and Holocene of industrial Severnside and the Vale of Gordano: Stratigraphy, radiocarbon dating and palaeoecology’, Proceedings of the Ussher Society 7 (3), 281-286.
  • Mills, CM  1988  `Dendrochronology: The long and the short of it’, in E A Slater and J O Tate (eds), Science and Archaeology, Glasgow 1987, BAR British Series 196, 549-565. ISBN 0860545814.
  • Mills, C M 1988  Dendrochronology in Exeter and its application. Summary of PhD thesis, University of Sheffield.

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