Dendrochronology

Dendrochronology, Method of dating based on the analysis of patterns of tree rings.

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Dendrochronology (or tree-ring dating) is the scientific method of dating tree rings (also called growth rings) to the exact year they were formed. As well as dating them, this can give data for dendroclimatology, the study of climate and atmospheric conditions during different periods in history from wood. Dendrochronology derives from Ancient Greek dendron (δένδρον), meaning "tree", khronos (χρόνος), meaning "time", and -logia (-λογία), "the study of".Dendrochronology is useful for determining the precise age of samples, especially those that are too recent for radiocarbon dating, which always produces a range rather than an exact date. However, for a precise date of the death of the tree a full sample to the edge is needed, which most trimmed timber will not provide. It also gives data on the timing of events and rates of change in the environment (most prominently climate) and also in wood found in archaeology or works of art and architecture, such as old panel paintings.

List of the oldest buildings in Massachusetts
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List of the oldest buildings in Massachusetts ... architectural studies and historical records, while other dates are based on dendrochronology. All entries should include citation with reference to: 17th century...

Timeline of dendrochronology timestamp events
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Timeline of dendrochronology timestamp events ... A Timeline of dendrochronology timestamped events. for the Americas, see also: Timeline of Chacoan history Hughen, Konrad A.; et al. (2000). "Synchronous...

List of the oldest buildings in the United States
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List of the oldest buildings in the United States ... http://glencoveheritage.com/legacy_site/coleshomestead.pdf https://www.dendrochronology.com/ith.html/ https://historicipswich.org/shatswell-house-88-90-high-street/...

List of the oldest buildings in New York
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List of the oldest buildings in New York ... architectural studies and historical records; other dates are based on dendrochronology. All entries should include citation with reference to: architectural...

List of the oldest buildings in Rhode Island
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List of the oldest buildings in Rhode Island ... architectural studies and historical records, other dates are based on dendrochronology. All entries should include citation with reference to: architectural...

List of the oldest buildings in Maine
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List of the oldest buildings in Maine ... architectural studies and historical records, other dates are based on dendrochronology. All entries should include citation with reference to: architectural...

Xylology
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Xylology ... Xylology (/zaɪˈlɒlədʒi/) a branch of dendrochronology focused on the gross and minute structure of wood. The word xylology is composed of 'xylo-' (coming...

A. E. Douglass
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A. E. Douglass ... between tree rings and the sunspot cycle, and founded the discipline of dendrochronology, which is a method of dating wood by analyzing the growth ring pattern...

Pembridge
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Pembridge ... Market Hall. This timber-framed building, which has been dated by dendrochronology to c.1520, is not actually a market hall, but merely a covered market...

List of the oldest buildings in Texas
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List of the oldest buildings in Texas ... architectural studies and historical records, other dates are based on dendrochronology. All entries should include citation with reference to: period architectural...

List of the oldest buildings in New Hampshire
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Before Present
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Anno Domini
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Absolute dating
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List of the oldest buildings in Vermont
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Tree stump
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List of oldest trees
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Yarpole
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History
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