Tree rings and the chronology of ancient Egypt

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Abstract

A fundamental aspect of ancient Egyptian history remains unresolved: chronology. Egyptologists (and researchers in related fields that synchronize their studies with Egypt) currently rely on a variety of insufficiently precise methodologies (king lists, radiocarbon dating, etc.) from which to derive seemingly “absolute” dates. The need for genuine precision has been recognized for a century, as has the potential solution: dendrochronology. This manuscript presents a case for further progress toward the construction of a tree-ring chronology for ancient Egypt.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)S85-S92
JournalRadiocarbon
Volume56
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 2014

Keywords

  • Chronology
  • Dendrochronology
  • Egyptology
  • Mediterranean
  • Near East
  • Tree rings

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Archaeology
  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)

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