SCOT2K pine dendro talk at ARP conference, 27 May 2017

Badden cruck cottage

Badden Cottage cruck: Copyright C Mills 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 the dating of 20 or so pine buildings, mostly in the Scottish Highlands, which has been facilitated by (1) the development in the project of long native pine reference chronologies, from living trees and from sub-fossil material in lochs, and (2) the application of a new dating method, the use of ‘blue intensity’ measurements, a proxy for latewood density which is used alongside the more traditional ring width measurements.

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