Sub-fossil wood from the Rucianka raised bog (NE Poland) as an indicator of climatic changes in the first millennium BC
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Faculty of Geology, Geophysics and Environmental Protection, AGH-University of Science and Technology, A. Mickiewicza 30, 30-059, Cracow, Poland
Marine Geology Branch in Gdańsk-Oliwa, Polish Geological Institute — National Research Institute, Kościerska 5, 80-328, Gdańsk, Poland
Online publication date: 2013-12-20
Publication date: 2014-03-01
Geochronometria 2014;41(1):104-110
The dendrochronological studies were carried out on very well preserved sub-fossil pine wood found in the biogenic deposits of the Rucianka raised bog (NE Poland). Local floating chronologies, covering the period 990-460 cal BC, were dated on the basis of radiocarbon analyses. Growth depressions in annual treering widths indicated periodical deterioration of the environmental conditions, which affected tree growth. Identified germination and dying-off phases (GDO) should be related to the wetter climatic periods. The extinction of trees took place during periods of higher groundwater level which, in turn, caused favourable conditions for growth of young pines.
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