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By M.G.L. Baillie

The dramatic improvement of ecu oak chronologies over the past ten years parallels and supplementations the bristlecone-pine chronology within the usa. Dendrochronologists can now offer a wooden pattern - a time tablet 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 targeted dates for prehistoric occasions. equally, now we have an self sufficient and scientifically goal manner of checking out old debts, comparable to the normal Egyptian chronology. both basic 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 interesting case studies.
Drawing on a different decade of study by way of himself and others, Mike Baille not just brings the pre-1980 tale modern, yet demonstrates the broad and fascinating purposes of this relatively new science.

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