The dendrochronological age of ancient timbers of Casa de la Moneda (Segovia, Spain) and its relationship with historic flood events

Genova Fuster, Maria del Mar and Díez-Herrero, Andrés and Martinez, B. and Ballesteros Cánovas, Juan Antonio (2010). The dendrochronological age of ancient timbers of Casa de la Moneda (Segovia, Spain) and its relationship with historic flood events. In: "8th International Conference on Dendrochronology, B.2.1.2", 13/06/2010 - 18/06/2010, Rovaniemi, Finlandia. ISBN 978-951-40-2235-7.

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Title: The dendrochronological age of ancient timbers of Casa de la Moneda (Segovia, Spain) and its relationship with historic flood events
Author/s:
  • Genova Fuster, Maria del Mar
  • Díez-Herrero, Andrés
  • Martinez, B.
  • Ballesteros Cánovas, Juan Antonio
Item Type: Presentation at Congress or Conference (Poster)
Event Title: 8th International Conference on Dendrochronology, B.2.1.2
Event Dates: 13/06/2010 - 18/06/2010
Event Location: Rovaniemi, Finlandia
Title of Book: Abstracts of The 8th International Conference on Dendrochronolog
Date: 2010
ISBN: 978-951-40-2235-7
Subjects:
Faculty: E.U.I.T. Forestal (UPM)
Department: Producción Vegetal: Botánica y Protección Vegetal [hasta 2014]
Creative Commons Licenses: Recognition - No derivative works - Non commercial

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Abstract

In the course of restoration work on the Casa de la Moneda in Segovia (Spain), considered to be the world’s oldest industrial building still standing, floorboards were discovered between the old channel of the late sixteenth century, and the most recent, built in the last third of the eighteenth century. Using dendrochronological techniques, we have studied numerous samples of beams and planks, which constitute the platform. Precise dating of these materials has been possible thanks to the survival of ancient trees over a period of more than 400 years, in the upper mountain forest near the city. The tree-ring sequences of these trees, previously studied and published in other works, have enabled the use of cross-dating techniques with the nearest master chronologies, achieving great success in estimating the age and date of felled trees used in platform. Moreover, documentation from those times indicates that this floorboard wood has been replaced on a number of occasions, generally because of damage caused by single events of flooding. Furthermore, the age distribution of beams and planks provides novel data on the record of the most destructive flood events in the region, a subject very little explored until now in Spain

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Item ID: 8262
DC Identifier: http://oa.upm.es/8262/
OAI Identifier: oai:oa.upm.es:8262
Official URL: http://www.worlddendro2010.fi/pmwiki/pmwiki.php?n=Main.HomePage
Deposited by: Memoria Investigacion
Deposited on: 31 Aug 2011 09:30
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2016 17:07
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