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A Slice Through Time

Dendrochronology and Precision Dating

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A Slice Through Time by M.G.L. Baillie
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The dramatic development of European oak chronologies over the last ten years parallels and supplements the bristlecone-pine chronology in the United States. Dendrochronologists can now provide a wood sample - a time capsule of biological material - for any calender date over the last seven millennia from two continents. For archaeologists, resigned to the imprecision of radiocarbon dating, the implications are profound. For the first time it is possible to establish precise dates for prehistoric events. Similarly, we have an independent and scientifically objective way of testing historical accounts, such as the traditional Egyptian chronology. Equally fundamental are the insights provided by the related disciplines of dendroecology and dendroclimatology. The Bronze Age eruption of Santorini and the AD 540 'event' are explored as fascinating case studies. Drawing on a further decade of research by himself and others, Mike Baille not only brings the pre-1980 story up to date, but demonstrates the wide and exciting applications of this comparatively new science.

Author Biography

Professor Mike Baille works at the Palaeoecology Centre, Queen's University, Belfast, one of Europe's leading research institutes for dendrochronological studies. He has written many articles on the subject and his 1982 book Tree-ring Dating and Archaeology described the early development of this revolutionary new science.
Release date NZ
September 5th, 1995
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Illustrations
1, black & white illustrations
Imprint
Routledge
Pages
180
Dimensions
189x246x9
ISBN-13
9780713476545
Product ID
1684750

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