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Florian Linkeseder (2018): Analyse von Flößerkeilen zur Herkunftsbestimmung von Holz im Donauraum.
Master / Diploma Thesis - Institut für Holztechnologie und Nachwachsende Rohstoffe, BOKU-Universität für Bodenkultur, pp 74. UB BOKU obvsg FullText

Data Source: ZID Abstracts
Most of the timber used in the towns along the Danube comes from the densely wooded areas of the Alps and was transported by raft. The aim of this work is to find out whether the analysis of rafting wedges, which were used to connect the logs and could be found in many buildings close to rivers, can make a contribution to determining the origin of wood in the Danube region. The literature research, as well as the investigation of buildings along the Danube tributaries revealed that at least on the rivers Enns and Traun four different types of wedges were used. In addition, wedges with withies were used on all major Danube tributaries. Accordingly, no clear determination of origin based on the types of rafting wedges is possible. An allocation of the rafting wedges to the river catchment areas by means of dendroprovenancing was therefore also not possible. The documented origin of lumber from the Capuchins church as well as the importance of the alpine area for the wood supply of Vienna could be confirmed and a map for raftability in the Danube region could be drawn up. Wooden elements dated back to 1299 containing rafting wedges proof the oldest written evidence of rafting in the Danube area.

Beurteilende(r): Wimmer Rupert
1.Mitwirkender: Grabner Michael

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