Download e-book for iPad: A Slice Through Time: Dendrochronology and Precision Dating by M.G.L. Baillie

By M.G.L. Baillie

The dramatic improvement of eu 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 results are profound. For the 1st time it truly is attainable to set up unique dates for prehistoric occasions. equally, we have now an autonomous and scientifically aim approach of checking out historic debts, equivalent to the conventional Egyptian chronology. both basic are the insights supplied by means of the similar disciplines of dendroecology and dendroclimatology. The Bronze Age eruption of Santorini and the advert 540 `event' are explored as attention-grabbing case studies.
Drawing on a different decade of analysis by means of himself and others, Mike Baille not just brings the pre-1980 tale modern, yet demonstrates the large and intriguing functions of this relatively new science.

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