The Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research (LTRR) is offering a short summer course in dendroarchaeology. The class will convene 20 May 2013 on the campus of the University of Arizona in Tucson, immediately following the 2013 AmeriDendro Conference (http://treeringsociety.org/ameridendro2013). Please note that the previously advertised dendroecology and dendroclimatology courses have been cancelled for 2013.
Dendrochronology is the study of natural and human processes that are recorded in the tree-ring record. This record is retained over time due to the remarkable preservation qualities of wood, and across the wide geographical distribution of trees. Through the science of dendrochronology, a broad range of ecological, climatic, geological, and cultural variables can be reconstructed and analyzed with high spatial and temporal resolution.
This three-week intensive course will introduce students to theory, laboratory and field techniques, and current research. The course will be based at the LTRR (http://www.ltrr.arizona.edu/) with field trips to sites in the Southwest region. Lectures will be presented by course instructors and other leading scientists. Course readings are drawn primarily from the published literature. Classes are designed for graduate students as well as faculty, postdoctoral researchers, and working professionals with suitable backgrounds. Contact the course instructor whose email is listed below for prerequisites.
Registration and logistics: The course can be taken for university credit by registering with the University of Arizona Summer School (http://summer-winter.arizona.edu/). The course number is ANTH 497j/597j (dendroarchaeology) and is also listed under the same number in the GEOS and WSM sections of the catalog. Online registration opened in March 2013. A non-credit workshop that runs concurrently is available through the LTRR; contact the Summer School Coordinator for further information. Prospective students should contact the Summer School Coordinator and/or instructor of the course of interest to obtain permission to register.
Tuition will be payable to the University of Arizona upon acceptance into the course by the instructors and submission of application materials. Off-campus housing is available and must be arranged separately. All international students or those requiring special arrangements to participate should contact one of the instructors as soon as possible, prior to registration. Additional details will be posted periodically at http://ltrr.arizona.edu/summerschool
For registration, housing, and general information, please contact the Summer School Coordinator, Marianne Hamilton at 520-621-1608 or email at email@example.com.
Course Instructors and duration:
Ron Towner (firstname.lastname@example.org); Monday, 20 May 2013 through Friday, 31 May 2013.
We look forward to seeing you this summer!