Wesley Ferguson

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Wesley Ferguson (1922 – March 24, 1986)[1] was an American academic at the Tree-Ring Research Laboratory at the University of Arizona at Tucson who studied tree-rings.[2] He built a tree-ring sequence from bristlecone pines which was used by Hans Suess to create a calibration curve for radiocarbon dating.[3]


  1. ^ Morris, Elizabeth A. (1986). "Charles Wesley Ferguson ,1922–1986" (PDF). Tree-Ring Bulletin. Laboratory of Tree-Ring Research, University of Arizona. 46: 1. 
  2. ^ Aitken, Science-based Dating in Archaeology, p. 44.
  3. ^ Bowman, Radiocarbon Dating. p. 16.


  • Aitken, M. J. (1990). Science-based Dating in Archaeology. London: Longman. ISBN 0-582-49309-9. 
  • Bowman, Sheridan (1995) [1990]. Radiocarbon Dating. London: British Museum Press. ISBN 0-7141-2047-2.