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Tree rings and time: recent historical studies in England

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Martin Bridge

UCL Institute of Archaeology, GB
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By studying the annual growth rings of long-lived trees, and those preserved in ancient timbers that have survived in waterlogged or very dry conditions, it is possible to date past events in calendar years and to investigate climatic and other environmental changes. Dendrochronology has many applications, including the dating of buildings and ships and the calibration of the radiocarbon timescale that is so widely used in archaeology. Here the technique is outlined and some recent applications of it in England are described.

Keywords: Dendrochronology 
How to Cite: Bridge, M., (2000). Tree rings and time: recent historical studies in England. Archaeology International. 4, pp.17–20. DOI: http://doi.org/10.5334/ai.0407
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Published on 22 Nov 2000.
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