Darrin Rubino, Associate Professor of Biology at Hanover College, used dendrochronology to date the Double Log Cabin in New Harmony.
Around the time of the American Revolution, trees in the thick forests of southwest Indiana were felled to build shelter for early pioneers near present-day New Harmony.
How can we be so sure?
Scientific testing recently confirmed that the Double Log Cabin in New Harmony was built from timbers dating to 1775.
Darrin L. Rubino, PhD, Associate Professor of Biology at Hanover College, used a method of dating called dendrochronology - which uses the growth ring of trees as a calendar - to examine the Double Log Cabin.
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