A Slice Through Time: Dendrochronology and Precision Dating by M.G.L. Baillie

By M.G.L. Baillie

The dramatic improvement of eu oak chronologies during the last ten years parallels and supplementations the bristlecone-pine chronology within the usa. Dendrochronologists can now offer a wooden pattern - a time pill of organic fabric - for any calender date over the past seven millennia from continents.
For archaeologists, resigned to the imprecision of radiocarbon courting, the consequences are profound. For the 1st time it's attainable to set up distinctive dates for prehistoric occasions. equally, we have now an self sustaining and scientifically target method of checking out historic bills, comparable to the normal Egyptian chronology. both primary are the insights supplied by means of the comparable disciplines of dendroecology and dendroclimatology. The Bronze Age eruption of Santorini and the advert 540 `event' are explored as attention-grabbing case studies.
Drawing on one more decade of study via himself and others, Mike Baille not just brings the pre-1980 tale modern, yet demonstrates the huge and fascinating functions of this relatively new science.

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