When people grow older they often become more interested in history. They have seen things change successively or abruptly during their lives. This creates an emotional understanding that time and change is a dimension. May be this interest also comes from our striving to find a structure in everything. To understand an historical course of events is also to understand why things are as they are today.
Dendrochronology makes it possible to exactly date certain events in the area around us. When was this house built? And as a resulting question, why did they build a new house there and then?
The remaining last timbers of a pier down in the water, or successively coming out of the water because of land uplift. When was it built? For what purpose? When was it used? Why was it abandoned?
Our own interest in dendrochronology also comes from a fascination over mother nature who has created her own yardstick - the tree rings - for the registration of years.
In this part of the menu tree, we have collected a number of short dendrochronological reports related to buildings we have crossdated.
Ring width data: There should be a ring width data file published with each report. Please note that you can open such a file directly with your CDendro program: Right-click in your browser on the link and select "Copy link location". Then Alt-Tab to CDendro and paste the collection file name in the Collections Open dialogue box.