No recent tree-ring chronologies
are available from the region of Maramures, this is therefore a pioneer
work for the dendrochronologist. Samples had to be collected both from
living trees and from younger buildings to be able to date the churches.
But surprisingly when the first living tree-ring chronology had been established,
covering the period 1997 to 1730, it gave quite high correlation with the
South German Chronology and when two churches had been measured and the
curves had been averaged they could be dated with the same chronology.
The following chronologies have been established: