> Add to this the temperature problems that Andy has described and the
> whole dating method is seriously flawed as an absolute method - however
> as Andy says its OK for relative dating in localised similar burial
It sounds to me that this technique would be better used to estimate
local temperature from dated wood rather than vica versa.
Given enough samples, distributed across the globe it should be possible
to obtain a fairly good estimate of global temperature make several
So, I had a look to see whether anyone had published anything using this
method to calculate historic global temperatures and as far as I can
tell there are no published results.
... obviously it does not shows the "right" result for the "overwhelming