Dendrochronology and Deer Park Farms

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    This chapter examines some aspects of the environmental
    context for the constructional activity observed at Deer
    Park Farms (DPF). This can be done at several levels by
    observing what dendrochronology suggests in terms of
    environment and environmental change across the period
    from around AD 500 to 1000. Looking at the broad sweep
    of tree growth across the period, something not previously
    attempted, we can make comparisons between tree
    growth in Ireland and elsewhere in Europe. We can study
    abrupt events in the records and draw on information
    from other sources in an attempt to paint a picture of the
    period against which to view the constructional activity
    on the site itself. It is worth remarking that there is no
    blueprint for this work. Most of the information used has
    only recently been produced and it is largely independent
    of conventional history.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationDeer Park Farms: the Excavation of a Raised Rath in the Glenarm Valley, Co. Antrim
    EditorsC. Lynn, J. McDowell
    PublisherStationery Office
    Number of pages9
    Publication statusPublished - Dec 2011

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    Chapter Number: 30


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