Dendrochronology, or tree-ring dating, provides absolute dates in two different ways: directly, and Cross-dating determines the age of undated wood by directly matching ring patterns with trees of known age. Detective Techniques Home.
Are the long tree-ring chronologies used to calibrate radiocarbon dates reliable? We could discuss the details of pattern-matching technique or the probability of . Dendrochronology thus provides an essential service to radiocarbon dating,