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Lecture 14

Lecture 14 – Absolute Dating

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Department
Anthropology
Course
Anthropology 2229F/G
Professor
Christopher Ellis
Semester
Summer

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Lecture 14 – Absolute Dating  Absolute Dating o Gives the exact age of an object or exactly how much older it is than another object o Dendrochronology  Tree ring dating  Trees develop new rings every year, can count the rings to see how old the tree is  Pioneered by an astronomer A.E. Douglas  Interested in connection between climatic change and sunspots and the effect on tree growth  Climate, weather, etc. have an effect the growth of the tree (thicker rings for higher rainfall, thinner for less, etc.)  Hav
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