By M.G.L. Baillie
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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