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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Central to any such discussions must be the apparent conflicts between the generally higher dates proposed by the scientific methods, principally radiocarbon and dendrochronology, and the significantly lower archaeologically and historically determined dates; these discrepancies need to be addressed seriously and openly and resolved by reason alone.
And to the layperson, dendrochronology means counting the rings of a tree when it is cut horizontally to determine its age because a tree grows one ring for each year of life.
Tropical dendrochronology: exploring tree-rings of Pinus oocarpa in Eastern Guatemala (Master's thesis).
Dr Moinuddin, professor of Indiana University Bloomington, USA, described the 'Dendrochronology and its Importance in Pakistan'.
From the first survey and excavation of sites by the NTS in 1993, the full range of survey and excavation techniques has been used, including dendrochronology and radiocarbon dating in the scientific examination of artefacts.
Key words: dendrochronology; climate; forest history; moisture; palaeoclimate; ring-width; white spruce; Yukon
Dendrochronology, tree-ring science, focuses on assigning these annual increments of growth to the precise calendar year in which they were formed and on interpreting the short- and long-term growth patterns found in woody plants.
We learn that Prague castle was reconstructed in stone and that dendrochronology is important for dating the foundations of castles and towns.
Samples have been taken from English Heritage's Belsay Castle for dendrochronology examination - the science of dating events and environmental change by using patterns of annual growth rings in timber.