Dating accurately to the year over millenia
Such discoveries from the Zurich area provide us with unique insights into the time after the last ice age. The 257 pines lived over a period of 2,500 years.
The Zurich tree-ring chronology goes back almost 14,000 years, when the first forests resettled after the retreat of the glaciers. Together with oak and pine chronologies from Germany, it enables us to draw conclusions about the climate and environmental conditions over thousands of years.