Laboratory of Dendrochronology

Since 1970, wood samples from archeological excavations and architectural historic investigations from Rhineland-Palatinate and beyond are analyzed at the Laboratory of Dendrochronology (Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier) regarding their tree ring characteristics. In addition to these application-oriented dating a further focus of the scientific work is on the basic research in dendrochronology, particularly regarding the creation of supraregional long-term chronologies (e.g. Central European oak chronology by Hollstein).  

 

On the following pages you will find corresponding information on the field of activity, current research projects and events.  

 

Wood sample from Bad Bertrich with mark every five years 

 

News

Upcoming events: 

The winter semester 2016/2017 will see the first seminar on “Methods of Dendrochronology and application on current excavation samples from Trier”, which take place in cooperation with the Department of Geobotany at the University of Trier

 

Current Projects: 

- Compilation of a 6000–years long Central European oak chronology for hydroclimatic reconstructions, project management: Dr. Willy Tegel (Laboratory for Dendrology, Chair of Forest Yield and Dendroecology, University of Freiburg, http://www.dendro.de/ )  

 

- Revision of available dendrochronological investigations as part of the interdisciplinary research project regarding architectural and art history of the Cathedral of Trier in cooperation with the University of Trier (Prof. Dr. Gottfried Kerscher) and the Technical University of Munich (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Manfred Schuller) 

 

Messtischanlage

Measuring table 

Publications

Staff

Mechthild Neyses-Eiden 

Head of Laboratory 

Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier / Laboratory of Dendrochronology 

Weimarer Allee 1 • 54290 Trier 

Germany 

Phone +49 (0)651/9774-115 

Fax +49 (0)651/9774-222 

mechthild.neyses-eiden[at]gdke.rlp.de 

 

Andreas Rzepecki 

Dendrochronology Assistant 

Rheinisches Landesmuseum Trier / Laboratory of Dendrochronology 

Weimarer Allee 1 • 54290 Trier 

Germany 

Phone +49 (0)651/9774-127 

Fax +49 (0)651/9774-222 

andreas.rzepecki[at]gdke.rlp.de