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A. E. Douglass

Archaeologist and astronomer A. E. Douglass

Full Name: Andrew Ellicott Douglass
Profession: Archaeologist and astronomer

United States of America

Why Famous: Discovered a correlation between tree rings and sunspot cycles leading to the establishment of dendrochronology which is the dating of past events by counting and analyzing tree rings.

Born: July 5, 1867
Birthplace: Windsor, Vermont, USA
Star Sign: Cancer

Died: March 20, 1962 (aged 94)

Events in the Life of A. E. Douglass

  • 1919-05-22 A. E. Douglass establishes the relative dates of two archaeological sites using ancient wood samples, marking a major step forward in the dating of archaeological sites