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Investigating Tree Archaeology

May 16, 2018 - May 17, 2018

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SYBRG (Econet) & partners are organising two conferences on the theme of ‘Tree Archaeology’ looking at archaeology and heritage at the core of understanding treescapes. These multi-disciplinary events will link the managed woodland or individual tree to their processing and utilisation in historic buildings other structures and processes. They will bring together veteran tree specialists, dendrochronologists, archaeologists, vernacular building architects and technologists, ecologists and woodland historians to discuss the history and technology of woodland management, processes and products. The events will look at the various aspects of tree and woodland archaeology which extends from the hedgerow/ wood-pasture/ wood [process] to final destination . We will cover five main themes across the 2 conferences:

1. Dendro-research
a. In trees/ woodland
b. In built structures
2. Paleo-research
a. Botanical
b. Entomological
3. Landscape and Historical Landscape Interpretation
4. Process and Utilization of Timber and Wood
a. Archaeological and Historical Aspects
b. Traditional and Modern Businesses
5. Cultural Modification: Tree Structures and Functions

We will consider the issue around the legacy of veteran trees and the evidence of past management and technologies that exist in the transformed products, some of which are still found today. This event will mostly focus on the UK experience.

We are also planning a 3-day event in September 2019 which will have a broader remit developing the main themes form this year with presentations from other European countries and elsewhere with different and/or more recent traditions of management, production and process in woodlands.

SYBRG, Venture House, 103 Arundel Street,
Sheffield S1 2NT; 0114 272 4227; info@hallamec.plus.com


May 16, 2018
May 17, 2018
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South Yorkshire Biodiversity Research Group (Syberg/UKEconet)


Sheffield Hallam University, Charles Street Building,
133 Charles Street,
Sheffield, S1 2ND United Kingdom
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