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Alternative forms: =cross-dating, n.

  • The procedure of matching variations in ring width or other ring characteristics among several tree-ring series, allowing the identification of the exact year in which each tree ring was formed, or the geographic origin of the tree (in the case of driftwood, traded timber, etc.). (≈ Fritts 1976)
German: “crossdating“
French: interdatation
Italian: datazione incrociata
Spanish: datación cruzada
Portuguese: interdatação

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