Cornell's Gilbert Mastodon Research:
Plant Macrofossils
Not only can tree rings tell scientists how old a tree was when it died or was cut down, but it also reveals alot about the weather when that tree was alive. Scientists have begun to look at large pieces of wood recovered from the bottom of the pond in Chemung County to help piece together a tree ring chronology. It is hoped that this wood, along with other Pleistocene and Holocene sites in New York State, will allow a tree ring chronology for the northeastern US to be constructed. At left, Carol Griggs works with logs from a site near Ithaca, New York, where the wood found in glacial sediments may be 14,000 years old.

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