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dendrochronology

Alternative forms: ¦tree-ring analysis, n.

  • (1) In the broadest sense, the science of dating tree rings. It includes investigations of the information content in the structure of dated rings and applications to environmental and historical questions.
    (2) In the strictest sense, a subfield of dendrochronology (1) which uses tree rings for dating wooden material, for example dendroarchaeology.
German: Dendrochronologie
French: dendrochronologie
Italian: dendrocronologia
Spanish: dendrocronología
Portuguese: dendrocronologia
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