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Author Baillie, M. G. L., author

Title Tree-ring dating and archaeology / M.G.L. Baillie
Published London : Routledge, 2014


Description 1 online resource (274 pages)
Series Routledge library editions. Archaeology ; volume 3
Routledge library editions. Archaeology ; volume 3.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of Figures; List of Plates; List of Tables; Dedication; Preface; Introduction; 1. Dendrochronology: an Outline History; 2. Oak Growth and Ring Measurement; 3. The Practicalities of Dendrochronology; 4. Modern Oaks: the Anchor in Time; 5. Extension of the Belfast Modern Chronology; 6. Confirmation of the Belfast Chronology; 7. Extension to the Medieval Period; 8. Medieval Dating Examples; 9. Early Medieval Chronology; 10. Prehistoric Dendrochronology
11. Gaps in Tree-ring Chronologies12. Applications; Radiocarbon Calibration; Geomorphological Dating; Relative Dating; Nautical Applications of Dendrochronology; Art-historical Dating; Dendroclimatology; 13. Future Developments; Appendix I: Crannogs; Appendix II: Horizontal Mills; Appendix III: What the Archaeologist Needs to Know; References; Index
Summary The analysis of tree-ring patterns, or dendrochronology, is a very exact science and an important dating technique. The basis of the method is misleadingly simple: that overlap of successive older ring patterns can generate a master chronology and samples of unknown age can then be checked against this. This book, published originally in 1982, traces the development of a specific project from its inception to the successful completion of some of the longest chronologies in Europe. In doing so it looks at some of the problems associated with the subject and at the levels of precision possible
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Dendrochronology.
Archaeological dating.
Dendrochronology -- Ireland
Archaeological dating -- Ireland
Antiquities, Prehistoric -- Ireland
Plant remains (Archaeology) -- Ireland
dating (measuring process)
HISTORY -- Ancient -- General.
Antiquities, Prehistoric
Archaeological dating
Plant remains (Archaeology)
Ireland -- Antiquities.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9781317606819