Selecting and Sampling Shipwreck Timbers for Dendrochronological Research: practical guidance

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In this article, we provide practical and straightforward guidance for the selection and sampling of shipwreck timbers for dendrochronological research. We outline sampling strategies and present informative figures that illustrate how to proceed in a variety of scenarios that archaeologists regularly encounter. However, in order to fully exploit the potential of tree-ring research on these objects, we would urge archaeologists to involve dendrochronologists during the project planning phase to carefully plan and conduct adequate sampling of shipwreck assemblages.

Original languageEnglish
JournalInternational Journal of Nautical Archaeology
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)231-244
Number of pages14
Publication statusPublished - 2019

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A full version of the publication will be available on the 9/10-2020.

    Research areas

  • best practice, dendrochronology, guidelines, shipwrecks, timber sampling, wood provenance

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