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 About this VKC


Dendrochronology is the study of annual tree growth. It is used for dating archaeological and historical wood and to establish its origin. It is also a valuable tool for technological and economical studies (wood processing, timber trade) and environmental research (e.g. palaeo-ecology).

In Europe, large dendrochronological datasets have been developed. The annual values in these datasets cover the last 10 millennia. Dendrochronologists are now combining these datasets for follow-up research in the Humanities and Geosciences. 

This Virtual Knowledge Centre is provided by Utrecht University as a platform for these efforts. The VKC now has participants in 14 countries. 


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