30 Mar 2015

Truth by Tree Rings

From Nights, 7:12 pm on 30 March 2015

Charlotte PearsonWhat ancient wood can tell us about ancient civilisation, and the climate it existed in. Charlotte Pearson, a dendroarchaeologist explains.

Center for Mediterranean Archaeology and the Environment
Istanbul Archaeological museum's site and pictures of some of the excavations



Tree rings
Left: 'Happy' tree shows wide, even rings unaffected by changes in climate 'complacent growth'. Right: 'Stressed tree' shows wide and narrow rings reflecting changes in climate 'sensitive growth'.