Dendrochronology cross dating
On the other hand, remains as recent as a hundred years old can also be the target of archaeological dating methods.
The purpose of this lab is to learn the basic field, lab, and computational procedures necessary to conduct dendrochronological research.
For each core that we have, we need to gain a high confidence in the actual date that we assign to each ring.
Unfortunately, any given tree may sometimes have a missing ring or a false ring present and therefore every ring we count thereafter is thrown off by one or two years.
I strongly suggest you follow all the steps at this site and then practice using the tutorial at step 12.
At this point, all of the increment cores have been crossdated and verified and you should have a ring width measurement for every ring in every core that you collected.