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Type of publication: Konferencijų tezės nerecenzuojamuose leidiniuose / Conference theses in non-peer-reviewed publications (T2)
Field of Science: Botanika / Botany (N013)
Author(s): Vitas, Adomas;Surdokaitė-Vitienė, Gabija
Title: Building and renovation history of Vilnius and Kaunas churches: dendrochronological dating and historical sources
Is part of: EuroDendro 2017: Eurodendro conference, 6-10 September 2017, Tartu, Estonia : book of abstracts / editors: Sohar K., Toomik S., Eckstein D., Läänelaid A. Tartu : University of Tartu, 2017
Extent: p. 120-120
Date: 2017
Note: PO49
Keywords: Dendrochronological dating;Wooden constructions;Pine sapwood estimation
Abstract: We present the application of dendrochronological dating of the renovation and reconstruction works of the churches in the Kaunas and Vilnius regions of Lithuania. Researchers in Lithuania investigating the pieces of art and architecture very often encounter with the lack of reliable historical sources. This is because many written sources were lost during various historical devastation events, wars, disturbances and occupations. The remaining sources were dispersed not only among different Lithuanian institutes, but are also stored in archives in Poland, Russia, Belarus, Germany, France, etc. Therefore, Lithuanian art historians and architects often should trust the formal analysis method and attribution application, i.e. analysis of style, materials and ornaments, but not the written historical sources. Hence, the attribution results are determined by professional experience, which does not protect from mistakes. Therefore, dendrochronological dating of wooden constructions may complement the historical knowledge and architectural investigations. We have investigated the timber (containing a part of sapwood) collected during the Soviet times from 10 gothic and baroque churches and the Kaunas City Hall, which was an Orthodox church in the 19th century. Five churches are locted in the Kaunas region and five in the Vilnius region. The dates received from the earlier dating were revised considering the recent results of the pine sapwood estimation
Affiliation(s): Aplinkos tyrimų centras
Lietuvos kultūros tyrimų institutas
Vytauto Didžiojo universitetas
Appears in Collections:Universiteto mokslo publikacijos / University Research Publications

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