dendrochronology


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dendrochronology

the study of ANNUAL RINGS in timber to calculate the age of the tree (often very precisely) and the climatic situation at the time of growth.
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Dendrochronology techniques (see the following references below: The Ultimate Treering Web Pages; Rocky Mountain Tree Ring Research; Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research) can be used to investigate the relationship between annual weather (temperature, rainfall) and ring size and structure.
Douglass' problem with the sunspot record is but one example of why dendrochronology is far more than a child's science project.
Special thanks go to the Joggins Fossil Centre for allowing use of their facilities during the research period and to members of the Mount Allison Dendrochronology Laboratory (MAD Lab), Carrie White, Ben Phillips, Felicia Pickard and Chris Kennedy, for their invaluable help during the sampling process.
Margaret Dunn, director of the North West Wales Dendrochronology Project, said: "In places like Beaumaris there are some amazing Elizabethan houses behind their Georgian exteriors.
Few Bosch aficionados will be willing to espouse this theory, particularly in light of the chain of custody that Hendrik's ownership brings with it--beginning with the strong possibility that it was Hendrik's uncle Engelbert, a member of Hertogenbosch's elite Confraternity of Our Lady during the period of Bosch's own membership, who may have originally commissioned the work--a supposition enhanced by recent dendrochronology proving that a date well before the end of the fifteenth century is possible.
Interestingly in 2001 they were examined using dendrochronology and the results dated the growing of the oak to the early 1700s, a century before Rodway supposedly planted it.
Various analytical methods are utilized in combination with techniques such as pollen analysis, dendrochronology, and radiocarbon dating.
Works listed under the first heading cover some interesting topics indeed, from a study of a violin with holes drilled in it buried in sand (entry 72), to dendrochronology (the study of tree-rings) in violins (entries 81-84).
Andrew Ellicott Douglass, best known as the founder of dendrochronology but also an important figure in the development of astronomy in the United States, was a member of the university faculty from 1906 until his death in 1962.
Worthington, "Somerset Dendrochronology Project-Phase Two," Vernacular Architecture 29 [1998]: 125).
Dendrochronology, the study of tree-rings, has been used to examine the relationship between agriculture and climatic cycles over the centuries.
Laura Conkey for help with the dendrochronology studies.