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Introduction to dendrochronology

CLASS 3750, ARKEO 3090, ART H 3250
(or various Individual Study or Research options)

  • 4 credits, Fall semester (runs once per year)
  • Sturt Manning - Room B48, Goldwin Smith Hall
  • 1 lecture and 2 (two hour) labs

Mediterranean and New World applications of dendrochronology to archaeology, art-history and environmental studies. Introduction and training in dendrochronology and its applications through participation in a research project dating and analyzing ancient to modern tree-ring samples from both the Mediterranean and Near Eastern region and the Upper New York State region. Seminar class, supervised reading, laboratory/project work, fieldtrips(s) in local area. A possibility exists for summer fieldwork in the Mediterranean.

This course is open to Cornell students with permission of the instructor.