Counting and Cutting Tree Rings

Counting and Cutting Tree Rings

Key to the wiggle-match dating method is radiocarbon dating samples through a known sequence. In our case, the known sequence is the structure of the trees which were used in construction of our crannogs. The rings within the trees represent, of course, single-years....
In the Lab

In the Lab

Here at Living on Water we have been patiently waiting to get stuck into our lab work, and today is the day! So far, our samples have been taken from structural timber elements of the crannogs we examined last summer – Oakbank, Dall Bay South and Milton...

Upcoming Living on Water Talks

Our first batch of tree-ring results should be coming in over the next few weeks, and we are very excited to see what our sampling last summer turned up. However, in the meantime, the project will be presenting what we have done and know so far in a series of upcoming...
Milton Morenish Excavation Begins

Milton Morenish Excavation Begins

We are back at Loch Tay, this time to excavate at Milton Morenish Crannog. Again our objective is to sample timbers that we will date using dendrochronology, radiocarbon and Bayesian statistical analysis. Milton Morenish Crannog is located near the north shore of Loch...