Dendroarchaeology of Southwest Wisconsin and Michigan

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Dendroarchaeology of Southwest Wisconsin and Michigan

We are establishing construction dates for historical structures in southwest Wisconsin and Michigan in order to create a more complete understanding of the cultural history of the Great Lakes Region while using the wood in these strucutures to develop new sources of proxy-data.

Funding sources: Wisconsin Geological and Natural History Survey, University of Wisconsin Water Resources Institute, UW-Platteville PACCE, UW-Platteville TREES Lab

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Publications
  • Larson, E.R., and Rawling III, J.E. 2016. Developing new sources of proxy climate data from historical structures in the Lake Michigan-Huron basin. Journal of Great Lakes Research 42: 328–335.
  • Larson, E.R. 2014. Dendrochronological dating of Berry Tavern, southwest Wisconsin. Tree-Ring, Earth, and Environmental Sciences Laboratory Report #2014-01, University of Wisconsin-Platteville. 9 pages.
Presentations
  • Evan R. Larson, J. Elmo Rawling III, and Sara Allen. 2015. Developing new sources of proxy climate data from historical structures in the Lake Michigan-Huron Basin. North-Central Section of the Geological Society of America Annual Meeting, May 19–20, Madison, Wisconsin.
  • J. Elmo Rawling III, Evan R. Larson, and Sara Allen. 2015. New chronologies from the Great Lakes cutover: Dendroecology of a mid-1800s pier in the old harbor of the Kalamazoo River along the southeast shores of Lake Michigan. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 20–25, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Jamie Jefferson* and Evan R. Larson. 2015. The story of land and people through the lens of tree rings: Dendroarchaeology of the Gratiot House, southwest Wisconsin. Annual Meeting of the Association of American Geographers, April 20–25, Chicago, Illinois.
  • Jamie Jefferson*, Evan R. Larson, Lane Johnson, and James Hibbard. 2014. Tales of people and the land told through tree rings: Historical dendroarchaeology of the Gratiot House. Wisconsin History Symposium, April 5, Platteville, Wisconsin.

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