To ensure common nomenclature, the Council for British Archaeology's (CBA) illustrated glossary of timber-framing terms has generally been used, and this book provides a useful and extensive guide to features in timber-framed buildings.As long as you have internet access, you can instantly upload survey data and compare and share it easily.You can use the building archaeology database in 3 main ways: The first two can be done on the initial search screen; the third is available at the foot of the specific building tick-sheet display once you have made changes.BARD uniquely combines the ability to enter, update, search, summarise and archive data on both timber-framed and brick buildings (up to the mid-19th century), all online.The ITRDB also provides two additional important services: the creation and management of the ITRDB Dendrochronology Forum on the Internet, and development and distribution of a collection of computer programs for tree-ring analyses known as the ITRDB Program Library.
, -logia), or tree-ring dating, is the scientific method of dating based on the analysis of patterns of tree rings, also known as growth rings.
In his Trattato della Pittura (Treatise on Painting), Leonardo da Vinci was the first person to mention that trees form rings annually and that their thickness is determined by the conditions under which they grew. S., Alexander Catlin Twining (1801–1884) suggested in 1833 that patterns among tree rings could be used to synchronize the dendrochronologies of various trees and thereby to reconstruct past climates across entire regions.
During the latter half of the nineteenth century, the scientific study of tree rings and the application of dendrochronology began.
Housed at the World Data Center-A (WDC-A) for Paleoclima tology at the National Geophysical Data Center in Boulder, Colorado, USA, the ITRDB currently contains 3275 tree-ring chronologies and 2804 tree-ring measurement data sets from over 1500 sites, contributed by 139 researchers worldwide.
These data sets represent information from over 100 tree and shrub species.