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Trees continally grow outward during their lifespan by surrounding the central, live section with dead cells, or bark.However, trees grow faster in summer and slower in winter, causing 'tree rings' of different growth rates to form.Snelling, and Russell Humphreys, all of which have accredited degrees in their respective fields.

Young Earth creationists often doubt other forms of dating, such as radiometric dating, that invalidate their worldview of a 6,000-year-old Earth, often because those dating methods are harder to understand, more prone to potential error, and science-y.In this article, we'll generously assume the earlier date is correct.In choosing to base social history of the Middle Eastern, North African and Aegean civilizations only on preserved and verifiable from multiple sources such a history would begin sometime around 1000 BCE with written records of Egyptian, Phoenician, ancient Greek and various other Middle Eastern civilizations.This would leave, at most, 2000 years of history in the region for which the chronology may be disputed, and historical convention relies heavily on a combination of sources such as verbal chronologies recorded in later periods, radiometric dating and assumed population dynamics interpreted from the distribution of artefacts.This period largely covers what mainstream historians would describe as the transition from the neolithic age to the Bronze Age, the date of this transition tends to be earlier for Mediterranean civilisations and later for other parts of Africa, Europe and Asia.

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