Dendroarchaeology at the Triangle HC in northern Arizona
Author(s): Galen McCloskey
The historic homestead of Triangle HC has served multiple purposes throughout the years. These purposes have been apparent in a series of new constructions and also reflect the historic uses of the building. Located on private land within the Prescott National Forest, this building is now being utilized as archaeological field school headquarters to understand more of the prehistory of the area. This prehistoric archaeological research has also created an opportunity to conduct historic research and understand the structure itself. The results of dendroarchaeological research are presented here, and focus on one of the rooms and the porch that were attached to the original homestead. Because most of the structure itself was constructed using a board-and-batten, only those rooms with log-cabin style construction were eligible for reliable sampling. The data that have been collected give insight into wood selection processes and possibly refute historic records. Because the region where the structure is located lacks any reliable dendrochronological data, the research being conducted on the homestead will also aid in the construction of a new tree-ring chronology that can be used for future research in the region.
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Dendroarchaeology at the Triangle HC in northern Arizona. Galen McCloskey. Presented at The 80th Annual Meeting of the Society for American Archaeology, San Francisco, California. 2015 ( tDAR id: 397770)
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