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Be a Dendrochronologist (page 1)

 

Adapted from Dendrochronology/Tree Rings Worksheet @ 1986, courtesy of Barbara Gronemann, Southwest Learning Systems. Dates changed to reflect North Carolina example.



Be a Dendrochronologist (page 2)

Name:

1. What can a tree tell us? Name two things archaeologists can learn about a site from tree rings.




2. How is the tree-ring record affected if ancient people used wood beams from older sites when building new homes?




3. What happens to the archaeological record if someone removes a beam or even places it somewhere else on the site?




4. Refer to the diagram on page 1 of your activity sheet and answer the following questions:




5. How might climatic changes have affected the lifeways of ancient people?





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