If trees could talk: Using historic log structures to map migration of Europeans, Native Americans

January 9, 2020 - General

Log cabins in West Virginia’s Appalachian Mountains have a story to tell: when people leave, the forest takes over.

Preparing to collect tree-ring samples from The Pitsenbarger Barn in Pendleton County. The barn was later
determined to have an inferred construction date of 1840 [Credit: Kristen de Graauw]Researchers at West Virginia University are using tree-ring dating to determine not only when trees were cut down to build historic…

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