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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Based on the dates of the find-complexes of the vast majority of the cesspits and the dendrochronologically dated cesspits, they appear on the townscape of Tartu clearly in the first half of the 14th century.
We took advantage of low decomposition rates in xeric, subalpine forests of the Colorado Front Range, United States, to dendrochronologically reconstruct 300 yr of succession from limber pine (Pinus flexilis James) to Engelmann spruce (Picea engelmanii Parry ex Engelm.
He also suggests that archaeologists may be better served by "old fashioned" relative dating techniques than by the use of dendrochronologically calibrated dates (p.