Exploring Ways of Knowing
Ways of Knowing Part 1 - Tree Rings
People from all over the world study the Mesa Verde region because these archaeologicalsites hold rich data. The arid climate, large number of sites, and well-preserved wood inthose sites have made it possible to develop a more complete chronology of this region thananywhere else in the world. Trees produce growth rings of different sizes every year that reveal changes in precipitation. Scientists use tree rings to pinpoint construction dates of buildings.