When did we realize that we could tell the age of a tree by the rings?



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    Dendrochronology, the study of tree rings to determine the age of the tree, was invented in the early 20th century by astronomer Andrew Ellicott Douglass and archaeologist Clark Wissler.

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    The relationship between tree rings and a tree’s age was known to the ancient Greeks. Dendrochronology as a means of dating past events, particularly climate events – much more than just the tree’s age – is a far more recent development as kristennoelle points out.

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