Had a great time meeting up with colleagues (@MRochner86; @dendrotrog; @L_tulipifera et al.) to sample some southern Alabama log buildings the other day. We will use these collections to increase the length of regional long leaf pine chronologies and hopefully provide some information about the construction history of these early Alabama structures. We cored log
Category Archives: Dendroarchaeology
Saw some really nice old red cedar along the chalk bluffs above the Tombigbee, near Epes, Alabama. They are near the historical site of Fort Tombecbe. It would be interesting to see if any were around when the fort was operational. They certainly look old enough to have been witness to that era.
The search for Fort Armstrong: Dendroarchaeology of the Williamson “Snow Hill” Plantation, Cherokee County, Alabama, USA
Discussed this project in an earlier post. Matt Gage from the UA Office of Archaeological Research and I carried out some tree-ring dating on three historical log buildings in northeastern Alabama to determine if any of the structures could have been associated with historic Fort Armstrong. Fort Armstrong was constructed near Cedar Bluff, Alabama by militia members under
One of the cool projects that I have worked on since moving back to Alabama focuses on using tree rings to date the construction of a group of historical log buildings. I was asked by the AL Office of Archaeological Research to attempt to determine the construction history of three log buildings that were once
If you are into old plantation houses Lakeport Plantation in eastern Arkansas is one of the finest restored examples in that state. A few years ago Dave Stahle and I used tree-rings to date the construction of the main house. It was built almost entirely of bald cypress, and nearly every log was cut in