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Most people who enter into studying tree rings typically come from one of several disciplines: Though dendrochronology also has uses for art historians, medieval studies graduates, classicists, ancient and historians due to the necessity to date some of the materials that the fields will be handling in their research projects.
Typically, a bachelor's degree in any of the above disciplines are enough to study the data that comes out of dendrochronology.
In each growth season, trees create a new ring that reflects the weather conditions of that growth season.
On its own, a single record can tell us only a little about the environmental conditions of the time in a specific year of the growth of the tree, and of course the age of the tree at felling, but when we put hundreds and thousands of tree-ring records together, it can tell us a lot more.
This says nothing about either when the particular tree was felled, nor about the date it was used (8).
In past times, good quality timber may have been reused (10) and for the archaeologist, it is important to check other records against the new data.
We can date organic archaeological material and create a chronological record against which artefacts can be dated (3).
Thanks to the work of these studies, we now have an 8,600 year chronology for the bristlecone pine and in the region of 12,500 year chronology for the oak.
He was right, and the more trees that were added to the record, the greater the size of the data could be extrapolated and the more complete picture we could build of our past climate.
It was not until the 1970s that archaeologists saw the benefits of the use of tree ring data in their own field (8), even though Douglass himself had used his method to date many prehistoric North American artefacts and monuments that had previously not been satisfactorily placed into a definite chronology.
Trees are a ubiquitous form of plant life on planet Earth.
They are the lungs of the world, breathing in carbon dioxide and breathing out the oxygen on which animal life depends.