It simply is a way of dating an event that we know of. Moreover, We don't know when it is best to use radiocarbon dating. last sentence refutes this thought because it says you should factor conditions that promote growth(so the accelerate part of answer choice E) and then last sentence also says minimize the influence of disturbances that disturb the growth(slow it down)so this choice is contradictory to the are left with B which can be proven from the 1st paragraph.But without a known fault line, we would simply be dating organic material located at a place but would not be able to connect that date in any way to an earthquake. Yes, prediction was never stated about Lichenometry. For all we know, it could be best used for earthquakes that occurred 100 years ago. We know it is usually used for earthquakes along visible fault lines.Accelerated Mass Spectrometer (AMS) dating of dinosaur bone bio-apatite from 170 grams of bone fragments and milligram surface scrapings of an Acrocanthosaurus dinosaur gave ages of 25,750 ± 280 and 23,760 ± 270 respectively.
The skull was found in a carefully-constructed cist, or stone box grave, during excavations in 1851.
The Watcher always enjoys the bizarre relationship captions that “TAR” provides the pairings.
We don’t have anything quite so charming as Dating Goths or Dating 12 Years/Virgins this season, but we do have the first incidents of Home Shopping Hosts, Birth Mother/Daughter and Ivy League A Cappella Singers.
On the other hand, the sentence that relates to (E) is that 50-54 where it says "...using lichenometry requires careful site selection..." etc. Shouldn't that indicate that any situation that doesn't meet that requirement limits the usefulness of lichenometry? We know that those affects listed in the final paragraph have to be factored in, but we cannot say that lichenometry's usefullness would be of limited to areas where those affects do not occur.
The reason why answer choice (B) is supported is that radiocarbon dating works by dating organic matter - which is described in the first paragraph. for Lichenometry we know it is best used for earthquakes that occurred within the last 500 years so 400 years leaves some room for this answer to be wrong.