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The Past Climate of Arroyo Hondo, New Mexico, Reconstructed from Tree Rings


Martin R. Rose, Jeffrey S. Dean, and William P. Robinson

This landmark study uses archaeological tree-ring chronologies in the first attempt to quantitatively reconstruct past climate variability. After a step-by-step explanation of the statistical methods the authors reconstruct in inches the annual and spring precipitation of the Arroyo Hondo area for each year from AD 985 to 1970. This is the fourth volume in the series.

1983. 144 pp., 34 black-and-white illustrations, 1 map, 22 tables, addendum, references, 6 x 9

Contributors: Jeffrey S. Dean, William P. Robinson, Martin R. Rose

“[These] volumes have each met the criteria of being able to stand alone as contributions to northern Rio Grande prehistory. Each contributes to the advancement of archaeology in terms of methodology or results.”
—American Antiquity


  1. Dendroclimatology
  2. Evaluation of Tree-Ring Chronologies
  3. Evaluation of Santa Fe Climatic Data
  4. Calibration of Tree-Ring and Climatic Time
  5. Verification
  6. The Paleoclimate Of Arroyo Hondo

There are no working papers for this book at the present time.