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dendrochronology

1 The science of dating by means of tree rings.

2 All aspects of the study of annual growth layers in wood.

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The Oxford Dictionary of Local and Family History

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Current Version:
2003
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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27 words

... . The technique of dating timbers by their annual growth rings. Large databases of computerized information have been compiled and some remarkably accurate results have been...

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A Dictionary of Plant Sciences (4 ed.)

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2019
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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... ( tree-ring analysis ) 1. The science of dating by means of tree rings . 2. All aspects of the study of annual growth layers in...

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A Dictionary of Geology and Earth Sciences (5 ed.)

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2020

... ( tree-ring analysis ) 1. The science of dating by means of tree rings. 2. All aspects of the study of annual growth layers in...

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World Encyclopedia

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2004
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Encyclopedias
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34 words

... Means of dating archaeological remains by examination of the annual rings in trees. It is used to calibrate other dating methods. Chronology based on the bristle-cone pine extends back more than 7000...

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The Oxford Companion to Western Art

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Current Version:
2003
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Art & Architecture
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177 words

... . The fundamental principle of dendrochronology is that each year trees grow by the addition of a concentric ring between the bark and the sapwood, which can be measured by comparison with trees grown in a similar locality and climatic condition. To provide the chronological framework, or the master curve, as it is sometimes called, one must begin with living trees. Their ring patterns are compared with those of felled trees or with the wood from buildings whose ring patterns overlap the living tree. The testing of works of art in or on wood can...

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A Dictionary of Biology (8 ed.)

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2019
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Science and technology, Life Sciences
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149 words

...used to date specimens over 8000 years old. Fossil specimens accurately dated by dendrochronology have been used to make corrections to the carbon dating technique. Dendrochronology is also helpful in studying past climatic conditions. Analysis of trace elements in sections of rings can also provide information on past atmospheric...

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A Dictionary of Chemistry (7 ed.)

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Current Version:
2016
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Science and technology, Chemistry
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148 words

...to date specimens over 8000 years old. Fossil specimens accurately dated by dendrochronology have been used to make corrections to the carbon dating technique. Dendrochronology is also helpful in studying past climatic conditions. Analysis of trace elements in sections of rings can also provide information on past atmospheric...

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A Dictionary of Weather (2 ed.)

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2008

... The dating of events or objects by the study of tree rings (commonly known as tree-ring dating ). The pattern of the varying widths of tree rings from a particular climatic region may be matched across various timber samples. From certain known dates, a series of chronologies may be derived far longer than the lifetime of individual trees. For European oak and North American bristlecone pine, in particular, such chronologies extend back to approximately 10 000 bp...

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A Dictionary of Geography (5 ed.)

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2015

... An absolute dating technique using the growth rings of trees. The combined oak and pine tree-ring chronologies of Hohenheim University are the backbone of the Holocene radiocarbon calibration for central Europe; see Friedrich et al. Radiocarbon 46, 3, 1111 . Tree rings represent a very valuable natural archive on past debris-flow occurrence as they may record the impact of events in their tree-ring series; see Bollschweiler and Stoffel (2010) PPG 34, 5 , Vandekerckhove et al. (2001) Catena 45 , and Malik (2008) Geomorph. 93,...

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The Oxford Companion to Global Change

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Science and technology, Environmental Science, Social sciences, Environment
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... Because the widths of annual tree rings reveal changes in temperature or moisture in the region where the tree grows, tree rings are important in the study of recent climate change in one region versus another. An essential part of such work is assigning absolute calendar dates to specific tree rings that then serve as historical markers. Dendrochronology makes use of periods of distinctive oscillations or patterns in the record of rings. When these appear in records from both a younger and an older tree (or from a living tree and dead wood) the...

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The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Archaeology
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... Dendrochronology is the scientific study of the chronological and environmental information contained in the annual growth layers of trees. The method uses accurately dated tree-ring sequences for placing past events in time and for reconstructing environmental conditions that prevailed when the rings were grown. Both aspects of this science are relevant to archaeology: the first to the exact dating of archaeological features, the second to understanding the effects of environmental variability on human societies. Dendrochronology was created...

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The Oxford Companion to Local and Family History (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
History, Local and Family History
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113 words

... The technique of dating timbers by their annual growth rings. Large databases of computerized information have been compiled and some remarkably accurate results have been achieved, e.g. with late medieval and Tudor houses at Weobley (Herefordshire). The dating of timber‐framed buildings has thus been placed on a much firmer footing. In many cases it has been possible to fix the year that particular timbers were felled for building. The practice of using timbers from an old building in a new one causes difficulties in interpretation, however....

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The Concise Oxford Dictionary of Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Archaeology, History
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336 words

... [Te] A highly accurate dating method that in favourable circumstances provides both absolute and relative dates. The idea of dendrochronology was developed in the early 20th century by Andrew Ellicott Douglass , an astronomer at the Lowell Observatory in Flagstaff, Arizona, as a result of his work on the effects of sunspots on terrestrial climate. Also known as tree‐ring dating, the method is based on the fact that living trees add an annual growth ring to their trunk and branches. The size and character of the ring varies from year to year...

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A Dictionary of Environment and Conservation (3 ed.)

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2017

... A dating technique based on the analysis of growth rings in trees. The number of rings indicates age, and the width of individual rings indicates climatic conditions at the time of growth and is used in dendroclimatology . See also tree ring...

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A Dictionary of Ecology (5 ed.)

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2015

... ( tree-ring analysis ) 1 The science of dating by means of tree rings. 2 All aspects of the study of annual growth layers in wood. Pinus longaeva and P. aristata are widely used in North America; in Europe, much information is derived from oak ( Quercus species). http://sonic.net/bristlecone/dendro.html. More...

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New Oxford American Dictionary (3 ed.)

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2015
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58 words
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Oxford Dictionary of English (3 ed.)

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2015
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The Canadian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2005
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The New Zealand Oxford Dictionary

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2005
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139 words
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Australian Oxford Dictionary (2 ed.)

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2004
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