• Tree-Ring Chronologies from Nepal

      Bhattacharyya, Amalava; LaMarche, Valmore C., Jr.; Hughes, Malcolm K.; Birbal Sahni Institute of Paleobotany, Lucknow, India; Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, The University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (Tree-Ring Society, 1992)
      Ten ring-width based chronologies from Nepal are described and the prospects for further dendroclimatic work there reviewed briefly. The initial results are encouraging, and more intensive subregional sampling is called for. All the cores examined showed distinct annual rings, and there was little evidence of double or missing rings, except juniper at some sites and in some Pinus roxburghii trees. Difficulty was encountered in dating Pinus wallichiana and Cupressus dumosa. Individual site chronologies of Cedros deodora, P. roxburghii and P. wallichiana were particularly promising, and of high elevation Abies spectabilis moderately so. Densitometric data are likely to be more useful for this species. The paucity of meteorological data in Nepal represents an obstacle to further dendroclimatic work there.
    • Tree-Ring Dating of Two Log Buildings in Central Texas, USA

      Fairchild-Parks, James A.; Harlan, Thomas P.; Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona (Tree-Ring Society, 1992)
      Tree-ring dating was used to develop construction scenarios for two log structures, the Draper and the Fuller buildings. in the Edwards Plateau region of Texas. The Draper building was constructed in 1902-3, and added onto in 1906. The dating of the Fuller building is less certain, but the structure probably was built in the 1860s or 1870s.