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The Use of Tree-Ring Analysis to Determine the Construction Date of Historic Buildings in Manitoba, Manitoba Archaeological Journal

Nielsen, Erik, Glen Conley, and K. David McLeod

This study of tree-ring analysis (dendrochronology) determines the date of five log structures. A master tree-ring curve is used pertaining to oak tree samples. The rings can establish the cutting dates of the timbers, as well as the season they were felled. The wood samples determine dates of the logs used for the St. Boniface Museum (1845-1846), Seven Oaks House (1851), Upper Fort Garry (1846), Brown House (1855-1856) and St. Andrew’s Rectory (1853-1854). The sample from the Upper Fort Garry was taken from a privy pit (outhouse), used by the 6th Regiment of Foot. Tree ring charts are included.

Nielsen, Erik, Glen Conley, and K. David McLeod. 1995. The Use of Tree-Ring Analysis to Determine the Construction Date of Historic Buildings in Manitoba. Manitoba Archaeological Journal. 5(2): 46-59. [ Journal article (MM) ]

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