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Question 1: ________ estimates the age of trees by correlation of the various growth rings in their wood to known year-by-year reference sequences in the region to reflect year-to-year climatic variation.
Radiocarbon datingGeologic time scaleTimeDendrochronology

Question 2: While of critical importance to the historian, methods of determining chronology are used in most disciplines of science, especially astronomy, geology, paleontology and ________.
ArchaeologyEngineeringMetallurgyCivil engineering

Question 3: The familiar terms ________ and era (within the meaning of a coherent system of numbered calendar years) concern two complementary fundamental concepts of chronology.
Islamic calendarGregorian calendarJulian calendarCalendar

Question 4: Chronology is the science of locating historical events in time, and is distinct from, but relies upon chronometry or timekeeping, and ________, which examines the writing of history and the use of historical methods.
HistoriographyMilitary historyIslamic Golden AgeMuqaddimah

Question 5: In Judeo-Christian cultures, historical dates in an absolute chronology are understood to be referred to the Christian era, in combination with the proleptic Julian calendar (originally) and the ________ respectively.
TimeByzantine calendarGregorian calendarIslamic calendar

Question 6: Dating Methods from at the ________.
Internet ArchiveCalibre (software)Amazon KindleGoogle Books

Question 7: Dendrochronology is used in turn as a ________ reference for radiocarbon dating curves.
MicrophoneMetrologyCalibrationCertified reference materials

Question 8: ________ estimates the age of formerly living things by measuring the proportion of carbon-14 isotope in their carbon content.
Radiocarbon datingIsotope geochemistryRadiometric datingGeologic time scale

Question 9: Pragmatic Bayesians: a decade of integrating radiocarbon dates in chronological models from the University of Sheffield at the ________.
Internet ArchiveCalibre (software)Amazon KindleGoogle Books

Question 10: It is also part of the discipline of history, including ________, the earth sciences, and study of the geologic time scale (see Prehistoric chronologies below).
History of the EarthEvolutionary history of lifeGeological history of EarthNature


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