Northern Europe’s timber resource - chronology, origin and exploitation – University of Copenhagen

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Northern Europe’s timber resource - chronology, origin and exploitation

A team of archaeologists, historians and scientists have been examining past exploitation of timber in Northern Europe over the last few years. In February we will have a workshop where we tell of our findings and discuss our research.

Registration

Programme

Day 1 (Thursday 21. Feb)

09:30  Introduction

Aoife Daly

Northern Europe’s timber resource - chronology, origin and exploitation – An introduction to the project

10:00  Timber provenance

 Tod Waight

Broad introduction to isotope theory and how isotopes can be used as archaeological tracers

 

Alexandra Rodler

Provenancing archaeological timber with strontium isotopes

 

Oliver Smith

Theory and methods of ancient DNA in archaeology

12:00  Lunch

 

 

13:15 - 16:00  Timber provenance cont.

Aoife Daly

Timber for ships – two dendro-archaeological studies, Bøle (AD 1376-96) and Vasa (1628)

 

Alar Läänelaid &
Kristina Sohar

Oak dendrochronology in Estonia: current state and prospects

 

Māris Zunde &
Rūtilė Pukienė

Locating historic oaks for Latvian and Lithuanian chronologies problems and potential

 

Sveva Longo

Systematic investigations of archaeological wood by unusual techniques: MSCT, MRI, Micro-NMR and FTIR

(Evening dinner for speakers)

Day 2 (Friday 22. Feb)

09:30  Timber resource

 Mike Belasus

 Fit for water? - Timber quality for shipbuilding purposes and the late 14th Century "Bremen-Cog"

 

Jan Bill

Exploiting a timber caisson in Bispevika B7: A microstudy of the timber supply to Oslo in 1546

 

Fred Hocker

Timber for the Swedish navy: receipts, contractors and transaction costs in the 1620s

12:00  Lunch

 

 

13:15 - 16:00  Timber resource cont.

Sven Zulauf

The Wooden Trade in Prussia, Gdansk and the Polish Hinterland between 1409 and 1460

 

Maik Springmann

Ship timber – a special category in forestry? Remarks about wood for construction in reflection of written sources from the Baltic

 

Bo Fritzbøger

Written evidence of 17th-18th-century domestic timber resources in Denmark

 

Carsten Jahnke

The timber trade from and into the Baltic, sources and problems

Download programme (pdf).