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Andrew Ellicott Douglass

(1867—1962)


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(1867–1962) [Bi]

American astronomer at the University of Arizona in Tucson who was responsible for developing the technique of  dendrochronology as a dating method. He began his work on living trees around 1901, before searching for ancient timber from archaeological sites. By 1929 he had developed two lengthy sequences for the American southwest.

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G. E. Webb, 1983, Tree rings and telescopes: the scientific career of A. E. Douglass. Tucson: University of Arizona Press

Subjects: Science and Mathematics — Archaeology.


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