• Tree-Ring Dates for Cutting Activity at the Charcoal Kilns, Panamint Mountains, California

      Ferguson, C. W.; Wright, R. A. (Tree-Ring Society, 1962-01)
      Growth-ring studies were made on material from 28 pinyon (Pinus monophylla) stumps, cut in the late 1800's, near Charcoal Kilns, Panamint Mountains, Death Valley National Monument, California. Comparative material for tree-ring dating of the stumps consisted of increment borings from adjacent pinyon, limber pine (Pinus flexilis), and bristlecone pine (Pinus aristata); and from cross sections of two recently cut pinyon stumps and of numerous stems of big sagebrush (Artemisia tridentata) . Cutting in the period 1876-1879 is indicated by tree-ring dating for 26 trees presumed to have been utilized as material for the nearby Charcoal Kilns.