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An Embarrassment of Riches: Tree-Ring Dating and the History of Archaeology in the American Southwest

January 20, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Tree-ring dating burst into Southwestern archaeology on June 22, 1929, when Andrew Ellicott Douglass of the University of Arizona and his colleagues discovered specimen HH-39, the piece of charcoal that “bridged the gap” in his tree-ring chronology and allowed him to date, for the first time in history, archaeological sites at Mesa Verde, Chaco Canyon, […]

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