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Help & guidance Guides to Good Practice


Peter Brewer (Laboratory of Tree-Ring ResearchUniversity of Arizona, USA), Esther Jansma (Cultural Heritage Agency and Utrecht University, The Netherlands), Version 1.1 – June 2016, Archaeology Data Service / Digital Antiquity, Guides to Good Practice

Aniol, R.W. (1983) ‘Tree-ring analysis using CATRAS’. Dendrochronologia 1, 45–53.

Aniol, R.W. (1987) ‘A new device for computer measurement of tree-ring widths’. Dendrochronologia 4, 135-141.

Brewer, P.W. (2014) ‘Data management in dendroarchaeology using Tellervo’. Radiocarbon 56, and Tree-Ring Research 70, S79-83.

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

Brewer, P.W., Sturgeon, K., Madar, L. & Manning, S.W., (2010) A new approach to dendrochronological data management. Dendrochronologia 28, 131-134. DOI: 10.1016/j.dendro.2009.03.003

Eckstein, D. & Bauch, J. (1969) ‘Beitrag zur Rationalisierung eines dendrochronologischen Verfahrens und zur Analyse seiner Aussagesicherheit’. Forstwissenschaftliches Centralblatt 88, 230-250.

Historic England (1998) Dendrochronology: Guidelines on producing and interpreting dendrochronological dates

Jansma, E. (2002) ‘Veldhandleiding dendrochronologisch onderzoek’. In A. Carmiggelt & P.J.W.M. Schulten (eds.), Veldhandleiding archeologie; archeologie leiddraad 1, CvAK, 111-114.

Jansma, E. (2006) ‘Dendrochronologie’. In Nationale Onderzoeksagenda voor de Archeologie (NOAA), version 1.0, accepted January 2006.

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 et al. (eds.) DENDRO -Chronologie, -Typologie, -Ökologie. Freiburg, 169-176.

Jansma, E., Haneca, K., Kosian, M. (2014) ‘A dendrochronological reassessment of three Roman boats from Utrecht (the Netherlands)’. Journal of Archaeological Science 50, 484-496. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2014.07.019

Jansma, E., Brewer, P.W. & Zandhuis, I. (2010): TRiDaS 1.1: The tree-ring data standard. Dendrochronologia 28, 99-130. DOI: 10.1016/j.dendro.2009.06.009

Jansma, E. & Van Lanen, R.J. (2016) ‘The dendrochronology of Dorestad: placing early-medieval structural timbers in a wider geographical context’. In Willemson, A. & Kik, H. (red.) Golden Middle Ages in Europe. New Research into Early-Medieval Communities and Identities. Brepols Publishers, Turnhout, 99-144.

Jansma, E., Van Lanen, R.J., Brewer, P.W. & Kramer, R. (2012a) ‘The DCCD: a digital data infrastructure for tree-ring research’. Dendrochronologia 30, 249-251.

Jansma, E., Van Lanen, R.J., Sturgeon, K., Mohlke, S. & Brewer, P.W., (2012b) ‘TRiDaBASE: A stand-alone database for storage, analysis and exchange of dendrochronological metadata’. Dendrochronologia 30, 209-211. DOI: 10.1016/j.dendro.2011.09.002

Jansma, E., Haneca K. & Kosian M. (2014) ‘A dendrochronological reassessment of three Roman boats from Utrecht (the Netherlands)’. Journal of Archaeological Science 50, 484-496.

Knibbe, B. (2008) PAST4-Personal Analysis System for Tree-Ring Research Version 4.5 SCIEM.

Lanen, R.J. van, Kosian, M., Groenewoudt, B. & Jansma, E. (2015a) ‘Finding a way – modelling landscape prerequisites for Roman and early-medieval routes in the Netherlands’. Geoarchaeology 30(3), 200-222. DOI:

Lanen, R.J. van, Kosian, M., Groenewoudt, B., Spek, M. & Jansma, E. (2015b) ‘Best travel options: modelling Roman and early-medieval routes in the Netherlands using a multi-proxy approach’. Journal of Archaeological Science: Reports 3, 144-159.

Lanen, R.J. van, Jansma, E., van Doesburg, J. & Groenewoudt, B.J. (2016): Roman and early-medieval long-distance transport routes in north-western Europe: modelling frequent-travel zones using a dendroarchaeological approachJournal of Archaeological Science 73, 120-137. DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2016.07.010

Rinn, F. (2005) TSAP-WIN. Time-Series Analysis and Presentation for Dendrochronology and Related Applications. Version 0.53 for Microsoft Windows. User reference.

UNI (2004) Cultural heritage – Wooden artefacts – Wood dendrochronological dating guidelines.