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Towards a European research and data network for cultural tree-ring studies

This project was funded by the Netherlands Organization for Scientific Research (NWO) section Humanities (subsidy Internationalization Humanities 2010-2013) and was hosted by the Cultural Heritage Agency (RCE/OCW) 

The project ran from August 2010 to July 2013 and was directed at incorporating dendrochronologists in Austria, Denmark, Ireland, Latvia, Lithuania, Poland, Slovenia, Spain and the UK into the DCCD network and at placing sustainable tree-ring data management on the international research-political agendas.

During the project the participants have uploaded ca. 4000 tree-ring time series and their metadata to the DCCD and performed collaborative research on tree-ring series (oak and pine) from 17th-century artefacts and buildings, focussing on topics that benefit from international collaboration.

All studied data have been upgraded to the new international data requirements TRiDaS. The DCCD data library was used for data exchange and storage during and after the project.


Publications

Brewer, P.W., D. Murhpy & E. Jansma, 2011: TRiCYCLE: a universal conversion tool for digital tree-ring data. Tree-Ring Research 67(2), 135-144.

Jansma, E., 2010: Preserving tree-ring data: a repository for the Low Countries. In: M. de Groot & M. Wittenberg (eds.): Driven
by data: exploring the research horizon, Amsterdam University Press/Pallas Publications, 29-33.

Jansma,E., 2013. Towards sustainability in dendroarchaeology: the preservation, linkage and reuse of tree-ring data from the cultural and natural heritage in Europe. In: Bleicher, N., P. Gassmann, N. Martinelli & H.Schlichtherle (eds.), DENDRO -Chronologie, -Typologie, -├ľkologie, Freiburg, 83-90.

Jansma, E., P.W. Brewer & I. Zandhuis 2010: TRiDaS 1.1: the tree-ring data standard. Dendrochronologia 28, 99-130.


NEW  Jansma, E., K. Haneca & M. Kosian, 2014: A dendrochronological reassessment of three Roman vessels from Utrecht (the Netherlands): evidence of inland navigation between the lower-Scheldt region in Gallia Belgica and the limes of Germania inferior. Journal of Archaeological Science. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jas.2014.07.019.

Jansma, E. & R.J. van Lanen, 2012. Een digitale bibliotheek van dateringen: de internationale doorwerking van een Nederlands initiatief. Vitruvius 20, 36-41.

Jansma,E., R.J. van Lanen, K. Sturgeon, S. Mohlke & P.W. Brewer, 2012. TRiDaBASE: A stand-alone database for storage, analysis and exchange of dendrochronological metadata. Dendrochronologia 30(3), 209-211. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dendro.2011.09.002

Jansma, E., R.J. van Lanen, P.W. Brewer & R.Kramer, 2012. The DCCD: a digital data infrastructure for tree-ring research. Dendrochronologia 30(4), 249-251. http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.dendro.2011.12.002.


     

NWO project information

 

    Website: E. Jansma, last update 08-16-2014
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