But dendrochronologists have deciphered a far more complex language that conveys stories, not just dales, otherwise hidden by the ravages of time.
Still, dendrochronologists have found use for nearly 700 different species of trees and shrubs.
Libby, for which he was awarded a Nobel Prize in 1960, and its improvement by dendrochronologists
(scientists who study the past through analyzing the growth rings of trees) have discovered that fire burned through most of the Missouri Ozark uplands on an average of every 3 to 15 years.
construct tree ring histories by using many trees whose lifespans overlap.
Similarly, there is currently a stand off between ice workers and dendrochronologists
with respect to the cause of the AD 536-50 environmental downturn.
Because trees put on different kinds of wood in early summer and in late summer, dendrochronologists can count annual rings to figure out how old a tree is.
I also wanted to tell him a dendrochronologist (a scientist who accurately dates trees using tree rings) was going to examine the tree.
As a result it was widely assumed that calibration was at an end, the definitive calibration curve was published and calibration was effectively over; under this paradigm dendrochronologists no longer had a role to play in radiocarbon issues.
There is no evidence to suggest that this is due to any failure of dendrochronologists to date oak-bearing sites, as the success rate for dating such sites in Ireland is very high; Irish oak is slow grown and long lived.
The report caught the eyes of David Stahle and Malcolm Cleaveland, dendrochronologists
at the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville.
True, he refers to himself as a dendrochronologist
or a paleoclimatologist, depending on his mood when you ask him.