Dendrochronological methods in the architectural and ethnographic study of Russian towns in Siberia: The case of Tara, Omsk region

M. O. Sidorova, Z. Y. Zharnikov, Z. Y. Dorzhu, A. Y. Mainicheva, V. S. Myglan

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Abstract

This study focuses on the use of dendrochronological methods in architectural and ethnographic surveys, particularly with reference to early Russian towns in Siberia. These methods are used for the tentative dating of eight architectural constructions in the town of Tara. The standard dendrochronological technique includes the use of the calibrated treering chronology relating to the study area, and the relative chronology built using samples from a specific site. The method has numerous advantages, but also certain limitations, such as difficulties with dating partially reconstructed buildings. These difficulties can be overcome when using a multidisciplinary approach. As a result, the time of construction and reconstruction of several buildings in Tara has been evaluated, and a 419-year-long tree-ring chronological scale has been constructed, spanning the period from 1596 to 2015. This will facilitate the dating of 17th-18th-century wooden architectural constructions in western Siberia.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)122-131
Number of pages10
JournalArchaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia
Volume45
Issue number4
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

Keywords

  • Dendrochronological analysis
  • Russian towns
  • Western Siberia
  • Wooden architecture

OECD FOS+WOS

  • 6.01.BI ARCHAEOLOGY
  • 5.09.EN CULTURAL STUDIES
  • 5.04.BF ANTHROPOLOGY

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