Persistent Link:
http://hdl.handle.net/10150/622642
Title:
Dendrochronological Dating Of The Lund-Spathelf House, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USA
Author:
Harley, Grant L.; Grissino-Mayer, Henri D.; LaForest, Lisa B.; McCauley, Patrick
Affiliation:
Laboratory of Tree-Ring Science, Department of Geography, The University of Tennessee
Issue Date:
2011-07
Rights:
Copyright © Tree-Ring Society. All rights reserved.
Collection Information:
This item is part of the Tree-Ring Research (formerly Tree-Ring Bulletin) archive. For more information about this peer-reviewed scholarly journal, please email the Editor of Tree-Ring Research at editor@treeringsociety.org.
Publisher:
Tree-Ring Society
Journal:
Tree-Ring Research
Citation:
Harley, G.L., Grissino-Mayer, H.D., LaForest, L.B., McCauley, P., 2011. Dendrochronological dating of the Lund-Spatelf House, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A. Tree-Ring Research 67(2):117-121.
Abstract:
The Lund-Spathelf House is located at 1526 Pontiac Trail in Ann Arbor, Michigan. During a recent renovation, the owner sought information regarding the construction of the house by searching through numerous written records. Despite an extensive history of the land on which the house currently sits, neither a construction year nor general period of construction could be obtained. Therefore, four samples of oak (Quercus spp.) were extracted from floor boards throughout the house for dendrochronological dating. The four samples crossdated conclusively with each other both visually and statistically and were used to build a floating 126-year tree-ring chronology. We used COFECHA to statistically evaluate the absolute temporal placement of this chronology against a nearby regional chronology (MI005.CRN) from the Cranbrook Institute, Michigan. The Lund-Spathelf House chronology was anchored in time with the regional chronology from A.D. 1720 to 1845 with a correlation coefficient of 0.62 (p < 0.0001, t < 8.76, n = 126). All four oak samples provided conclusive cutting dates of A.D. 1845, indicating the year the Lund-Spathelf House was constructed.
Keywords:
Dendrochronology; Tree Rings; Construction History; Michigan; US Midwest
ISSN:
2162-4585; 1536-1098
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dc.contributor.authorHarley, Grant L.en
dc.contributor.authorGrissino-Mayer, Henri D.en
dc.contributor.authorLaForest, Lisa B.en
dc.contributor.authorMcCauley, Patricken
dc.date.accessioned2017-02-22T19:41:36Z-
dc.date.available2017-02-22T19:41:36Z-
dc.date.issued2011-07-
dc.identifier.citationHarley, G.L., Grissino-Mayer, H.D., LaForest, L.B., McCauley, P., 2011. Dendrochronological dating of the Lund-Spatelf House, Ann Arbor, Michigan, U.S.A. Tree-Ring Research 67(2):117-121.en
dc.identifier.issn2162-4585-
dc.identifier.issn1536-1098-
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10150/622642-
dc.description.abstractThe Lund-Spathelf House is located at 1526 Pontiac Trail in Ann Arbor, Michigan. During a recent renovation, the owner sought information regarding the construction of the house by searching through numerous written records. Despite an extensive history of the land on which the house currently sits, neither a construction year nor general period of construction could be obtained. Therefore, four samples of oak (Quercus spp.) were extracted from floor boards throughout the house for dendrochronological dating. The four samples crossdated conclusively with each other both visually and statistically and were used to build a floating 126-year tree-ring chronology. We used COFECHA to statistically evaluate the absolute temporal placement of this chronology against a nearby regional chronology (MI005.CRN) from the Cranbrook Institute, Michigan. The Lund-Spathelf House chronology was anchored in time with the regional chronology from A.D. 1720 to 1845 with a correlation coefficient of 0.62 (p < 0.0001, t < 8.76, n = 126). All four oak samples provided conclusive cutting dates of A.D. 1845, indicating the year the Lund-Spathelf House was constructed.en
dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.publisherTree-Ring Societyen
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.treeringsociety.orgen
dc.rightsCopyright © Tree-Ring Society. All rights reserved.en
dc.subjectDendrochronologyen
dc.subjectTree Ringsen
dc.subjectConstruction Historyen
dc.subjectMichiganen
dc.subjectUS Midwesten
dc.titleDendrochronological Dating Of The Lund-Spathelf House, Ann Arbor, Michigan, USAen_US
dc.typeArticleen
dc.typetexten
dc.contributor.departmentLaboratory of Tree-Ring Science, Department of Geography, The University of Tennesseeen
dc.identifier.journalTree-Ring Researchen
dc.description.collectioninformationThis item is part of the Tree-Ring Research (formerly Tree-Ring Bulletin) archive. For more information about this peer-reviewed scholarly journal, please email the Editor of Tree-Ring Research at editor@treeringsociety.org.en
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