• Dating the Geographical Migration of Quergus Petraea and Q. Robur in Holocene Times

      Fletcher, John; Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art, Oxford University (Tree-Ring Society, 1978)
      Huber identified in samples from the forests of central Europe features for characterising by their wood structure the two species of British oak. We have confirmed for recently felled oaks the suitability of his method of analysis and applied it to timbers from ancient buildings and to samples from sub-fossil oaks. The two species appear to have persisted in separate locations during the last ice age. Such analysis of the numerous Holocene oaks in Europe now being dated by den - drochronology offers the possibility of studying the separate migration of the species.