Publication Abstracts

Leland et al. 2021

Leland, C., M.P. Rao, E.R. Cook, B.I. Cook, B.M. Lapidus, A.B. Staniforth, A. Solomon, M.Y. Holloway, and M. Rodriguez-Caton, 2021: Dendroarchaeological analysis of the Terminal Warehouse in New York City reveals a history of long-distance timber transport during the Gilded Age. J. Archaeol. Sci. Rep., 39, 103114, doi:10.1016/j.jasrep.2021.103114.

The Gilded Age of the late 19th century marked a period of rapid development and urbanization in New York City, U.S. To accommodate the high demand in wood products during that time, the timbers used for development of the city were increasingly sourced from locations distant from the northeastern United States. The Terminal Warehouse in the Chelsea neighborhood of New York City was one of many large buildings erected during this period of city expansion, and is an important symbol of New York City commerce during the late 1800s. To determine the history and provenance of timbers used in the construction of the Terminal Warehouse, we used tree-ring analysis on longleaf pine (Pinus palustris Mill.) joists that were original to the building. The ring-width patterns on the joists crossdated well internally, suggesting a common origin of the sampled lumber. Further, our Terminal Warehouse tree-ring chronology (1512-1891 C.E.) correlated strongly with existing tree-ring chronologies from western/central Georgia and eastern Alabama, indicating that the timbers were extracted from this region of the southeastern United States. The provenancing and dating of the Terminal Warehouse timbers underscores the important role that southern pines played in the expansion and development of New York City during the Gilded Age.

Export citation: [ BibTeX ] [ RIS ]

BibTeX Citation

@article{le01900n,
  author={Leland, C. and Rao, M. P. and Cook, E. R. and Cook, B. I. and Lapidus, B. M. and Staniforth, A. B. and Solomon, A. and Holloway, M. Y. and Rodriguez-Caton, M.},
  title={Dendroarchaeological analysis of the Terminal Warehouse in New York City reveals a history of long-distance timber transport during the Gilded Age},
  year={2021},
  journal={J. Archaeol. Sci. Rep.},
  volume={39},
  pages={103114},
  doi={10.1016/j.jasrep.2021.103114},
}

[ Close ]

RIS Citation

TY  - JOUR
ID  - le01900n
AU  - Leland, C.
AU  - Rao, M. P.
AU  - Cook, E. R.
AU  - Cook, B. I.
AU  - Lapidus, B. M.
AU  - Staniforth, A. B.
AU  - Solomon, A.
AU  - Holloway, M. Y.
AU  - Rodriguez-Caton, M.
PY  - 2021
TI  - Dendroarchaeological analysis of the Terminal Warehouse in New York City reveals a history of long-distance timber transport during the Gilded Age
JA  - J. Archaeol. Sci. Rep.
VL  - 39
SP  - 103114
DO  - 10.1016/j.jasrep.2021.103114
ER  -

[ Close ]

• Return to 2021 Publications

• Return to Publications Homepage