Just How Old is a Historic Colville Indian Agency Cabin? A University of Idaho Team is Studying Tree Rings to Find Out
August 06, 2021
This story written by Greg Mason was published by The Spokesman-Review on Aug. 6.
Tree rings don’t lie. It’s an adage Grant Harley uses in his research in dendrochronology, the science of dating events and environmental variations using the growth rings in trees and aged wood. The subfield dendroarchaeology applies the science to historic constructions. It’s a lot like detective work, said Harley, an assistant professor of geography and geological sciences at the University of Idaho. His team’s latest case: the Colville Indian Agency Cabin in Chewelah. Read more.
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