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The UK Oak Project is an inter-disciplinary project investigating the physical and chemical properties of oak tree-rings to advance science-based dating in archaeology and the study of past, contemporary and future climatic change.

 

The research team comprises scientists from the Department of Geography, Swansea University and the University of Oxford's Research Laboratory for Archaeology and the History of Art.

This research has been supported by the Natural Environmental Research Council, Leverhulme Trust, Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (Canada), Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales, Historic England and the Landmark Trust.

In situ sluice gate from west Wales, dated using stable oxygen isotope
In situ sluice gate from west Wales, dated using stable oxygen isotope

Sampling the portcullis windlass, Tower of London, dated using oxygen isotopes. (c) Ross Cook
Sampling the portcullis windlass, Tower of London, dated using oxygen isotopes. (c) Ross Cook

Oak tree near Swansea University
Oak tree near Swansea University

In situ sluice gate from west Wales, dated using stable oxygen isotope
In situ sluice gate from west Wales, dated using stable oxygen isotope

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