Crossdating by skeleton plotting
Dendrochronology deals therefore with trees and allows to establish tree-ring chronologies as bases for absolute (calendar year) dating.The principle of dendrochronology In temperate regions trees form a growth ring per year.Following the opening ceremony at the National University of Mongolia, the fieldweek was held at a tourist camp on the outskirts of Ulaanbaatar, the capital of Mongolia.The forest on Gunt Uul (Uul = Mountain) is designated a green or recreational forest.
Site selection is important because a researcher needs to select the proper site to address the specific question they may be asking.
A traditional meal of mutton and potatoes cooked by red hot rocks in a sealed container was served.
After dinner, Mongolian folk songs about birch and pine trees, rivers and the landscape were sung.
Word trickled back to the fieldweek that there was great interest in tree-rings throughout the country (Mongolians are faithful news watchers).
It is clear that Mongolian dendrochronology is growing like a Siberian pine sapling!