Just a brief musing on whether the technique of dendrochronology (‘tree-ring dating’) could be applied to learn about the origin of timbers found in various structures on the Western Isles?

I have seen references to Viking ‘flat-packs’ of roof timers and boats being exported (a precursor, perhaps, of IKEA!) , Baltic timber found in Stirling Castle, etc but am not aware of any studies relating specifically to the isles.

If anyone has any information on any work that has been done then I would love to learn of it!

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