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An international and multidisciplinary project

The Binz wood is being analysed to find out more about the environmental and climatic conditions during the transition from the last ice age to the Holocene period. The parameters investigated include tree-ring width, wood density and anatomy, stable isotopes and ancient DNA.

WSL is working on this project in close collaboration with partners from ETH Zurich, Potsdam's GFZ German Research Centre for Geosciences, the laboratory of dendrochronology at the Building Department of the City of Zurich, the University of Freiburg im Breisgau and the Curt-Engelhorn Centre for Archeometry in Mannheim.