Anatolian tree rings and the absolute chronology of the eastern Mediterranean, 2220–718 BC

@article{Kuniholm1996AnatolianTR,
  title={Anatolian tree rings and the absolute chronology of the eastern Mediterranean, 2220–718 BC},
  author={Peter Kuniholm and Bernd Kromer and Sturt W. Manning and Maryanne W. Newton and Christine E. Latini and Marilyn J. Bruce},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1996},
  volume={381},
  pages={780-783}
}
EXCELLENT preservation of wood and charcoal at archaeological sites in Anatolia has allowed the Aegean Dendrochronology Project to build absolute and floating tree-ring sequences1. One such floating dendrochronology of 1,503 years includes samples relating to known rulers, sites and cultures of the ancient eastern Mediterranean. If this chronology could be dated precisely, many long-standing questions might be resolved. Here we report 18 high-precision 14C determinations which, when wiggle… 
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