- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 20, 2015

MORGANTOWN, W.Va. (AP) - A West Virginia University professor and doctoral student will use tree rings to help determine when three historic log structures in West Virginia were built.

Funding for the project is being provided by the West Virginia Humanities Council.

The structures that will be examined are the Barracks of Lewisburg, Old Kile Homestead of Upper Tract, and McCoy Fort of Williamsburg.

Tree-ring dating of historic structures provides an annual cutting date for structural timbers, which deepens our knowledge of a structure’s historical context.

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