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Dendrochronological Analysis of Oak Pilings, A 3000 Year Old Native Campsite and Trade Centre at The Forks

Nielsen, Erik

This chapter presents a summary of the results of tree-ring analysis of two large oak disc samples cut from pilings during the 1992 excavation. Methodology and a description of the samples are provided. Probable age is determined to be 1881 for one sample and 1888 for the other, determining that the building constructed on the piles was not older than 1888. A figure presents tree ring growth curves (baseline and samples).

* see overall compilation for PDF: Kroker, Sid and Pam Goundry (compilers). 1993. A 3000 Year Old Native Campsite and Trade Centre at The Forks. Winnipeg: The Forks Public Archaeology Association. [ Research monograph (268pp)(FNHSC, TFNP pdf, MM, on file at PC) ]

Nielsen, Erik. 1993. Dendrochronological Analysis of Oak Pilings. In A 3000 Year Old Native Campsite and Trade Centre at The Forks, pp39-41. Winnipeg: The Forks Public Archaeology Association, compiled by Sid Kroker and Pam Goundry. [ Section in research monograph (FNHSC, TFNP pdf, MM, on file at PC) *See overall compilation for PDF ]

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