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13-17 May 2013
Tucson, Arizona
US/Arizona timezone
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New World Dendroarchaeology

Place

Location: Tucson, Arizona
Address: Doubletree Reid Park 445 S. Alvernon Way Tucson, AZ 85711
Room: 0
Date: 16 May 13:00 - 14:40

Conveners

    • Dr. Nash, Stephen (Denver Museum of Nature & Science)
    • Towner, Ronald (LTRR)

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Displaying 5 contributions out of 5
Type: Oral Presentation Session: New World Dendroarchaeology
Track: New World dendroarchaeology
The indigenous use of trees has been well-documented in western North America, but not in northern Colorado. We present data from 37 trees likely peeled by Native Americans between 1605 and 1812 CE, based on dendrochronological analysis of scars. All trees were ponderosa pines between 1740 and 2788 m elevation and were located serendipitously during the course of fire history studies. They occured ... More
Presented by Ms. Marcy REISER on 16/05/2013 at 20:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: New World Dendroarchaeology
Track: New World dendroarchaeology
Brush structures are the remains of traditional housing used by the Southern Tutchone people in the forests of the South West Yukon. They are frameworks of wooden poles, usually ca. 10-25cm diameter cut from the trunks of local spruce trees and provided temporary shelter for families or small itinerant groups. Five groups of structures were examined on the alluvial fan of Vulcan Creek, a tributary ... More
Presented by Dr. Brian LUCKMAN on 16/05/2013 at 20:40
Type: Oral Presentation Session: New World Dendroarchaeology
Track: New World dendroarchaeology
Recent research in the Bolivian Altiplano of the Central Andes has yielded a network of Polylepis tarapacana chronologies that go back to the 13th century. This wood was regularly used by local populations in pre-Columbian times as raw material for beams, lintels, hooks and other architectural features in houses, chambers, and sepulchers. This study evaluated the potential of P. tarapacana samples ... More
Presented by Dr. Mariano MORALES on 16/05/2013 at 21:20
Type: Oral Presentation Session: New World Dendroarchaeology
Track: New World dendroarchaeology
Although dendrochronology has been used to date ships throughout the world, it has not yet been used in South American nautical archaeology. In 2008, workers digging foundations of an apartment complex in Puerto Madero, Buenos Aires, uncovered the remains of a wooden-hulled vessel. Archaeological evidence indicated that this vessel might be an 18th century Spanish ship. Dendrochronology was used t ... More
Presented by Dr. Ignacio MUNDO on 16/05/2013 at 21:00
Type: Oral Presentation Session: New World Dendroarchaeology
Track: New World dendroarchaeology
Archaeological sites in the American Southwest are some of the best dated in the world because of the widespread availability and applicability of dendrochronology, and the fact that the science has been successfully applied in the region since 1929. Even in reasonably well-dated regions, however, systematic bias is present in very large, regional databases of archaeological tree-ring dates. This ... More
Presented by Dr. Stephen NASH on 16/05/2013 at 20:00
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