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Wood in the Ban's house at Artiče, Slovenia, as a historical archive

Katarina Čufar and Dušan Strgar and Maks Merela and Robert Brus (2013) Wood in the Ban's house at Artiče, Slovenia, as a historical archive. Acta Silvae et Ligni (101). pp. 33-44. ISSN 2335-3112

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    We conducted a survey of wood and performed dendrochronological dating of beams from the external walls of the old Ban’s House in the village of Artiče near Brežice. The logs were made of different wood species, with different oaks among them, i.e. sessile oak (Quercus petraea), pedunculate oak (Quercus robur) and Turkey oak (Quercus cerris), as well as sweet chestnut (Castanea sativa) and Norway spruce (Picea abies). Based on dendrochronological dating of the outermost tree-rings, the beams were divided into groups having the end dates of 1535 (2 beams – Turkey oak and pedunculate / sessile oak), 1563-1592 (8 logs - 5 Turkey oak and 3 pedunculate / sessile oak), 1613-1720 (3 logs - pedunculate / sessile oak), 1779-1792 (7 logs - 4 pedunculate / sessile oak and 3 chestnuts) and ≥ 1913 (10 spruce logs). The beams of different wood species and with different end dates were mixed across the walls, indicating that the house had been rebuilt several times and that the timber from the same house or other buildings was re-used. Our assessments concerning different end dates and selection of several wood species were supplemented with information from forestry sources. They showed that the wood was very likely of local origin.

    Item Type: Article
    Keywords: wood identification, dendrochronology, dating, wooden house, architectural heritage, oldest rural house, Slovenia
    Link to COBISS: http://www.cobiss.si/scripts/cobiss?command=SEARCH&base=COBIB&select=ID= 3746982
    Divisions: Biotechnical Faculty, Department of Forestry > Section of Silviculture
    Item ID: 101
    Date Deposited: 06 Jan 2014 11:04
    Last Modified: 30 May 2016 13:24
    URI: http://eprints.gozdis.si/id/eprint/101

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