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Throughout this web site the terms varve record, varve series, and varve chronology are used to denote varve sequences of different hierarchical status.
Numbering of a series often starts at 1 at the bottom (oldest varve) and implies a higher level of accuracy than can be achieved with a single varve record.
Absolute dating is the process of determining an age on a specified chronology in archaeology and geology.
Some scientists prefer the terms chronometric or calendar dating, as use of the word "absolute" implies an unwarranted certainty of accuracy.
Varve record: A measured string of varves from a single exposure or drill core.
The annual numbering of a record is temporary and will change as errors are eliminated when it is matched to a series or chronology and it is corrected to the numbering system of the higher order sequence.