A bonus of constructing the tree-ring chronology was that if dendrochronologists used timbers from building or archaeological sites in the chronologies then the dates obtained would be of interest to historians and archaeologists.
Information relating to the environment can also be obtained from individual trees and sites, and large-scale events can be observed from regional and world chronologies.
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