Definitions for dendrochronologyˌdɛn droʊ krəˈnɒl ə dʒi
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den•dro•chro•nol•o•gyˌdɛn droʊ krəˈnɒl ə dʒi(n.)
the study of the annual rings of trees to determine the dates and chronology of past events.
Origin of dendrochronology:
The science that uses the spacing between the annual growth rings of trees to date their exact year of formation.
Dendrochronology or tree-ring dating is the scientific method of dating based on the analysis of patterns of tree rings, also known as growth rings. Dendrochronology can date the time at which tree rings were formed, in many types of wood, to the exact calendar year. This has three main areas of application: paleoecology, where it is used to determine certain aspects of past ecologies; archaeology, where it is used to date old buildings, etc.; and radiocarbon dating, where it is used to calibrate radiocarbon ages. In some areas of the world, it is possible to date wood back a few thousand years, or even many thousands. Currently, the maximum for fully anchored chronologies is a little over 11,000 years from present.
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