Monthly Archives: September 2012

Dendro Lab receives NSF grant

NSF supports research to pinpoint early Biblical timeline, By Daniel Aloi

The Department of Classics has received a $200,000 National Science Foundation (NSF) grant for dendrochronology and radiocarbon dating research in the Near East, based at Cornell’s Malcolm and Carolyn Wiener Laboratory for Aegean and Near Eastern Dendrochronology. Lab Director Sturt Manning, the Goldwin Smith Professor of Classical Archaeology at Cornell, is co-principal investigator with Timothy Jull, director of the University of Arizona’s Accelerator Mass Spectrometry Laboratory Facility. Together with a postdoctoral scholar, students and other colleagues, they will collect and analyze tree rings from southern Jordan, Europe and North America to establish a high-resolution radiocarbon timeline for archaeological and environmental dating in the eastern Mediterranean. More info…