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.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||Archaeology, Ethnology and Anthropology of Eurasia|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2017|
- Dendrochronological analysis
- Russian towns
- Western Siberia
- Wooden architecture