Creationists have shown that the biblical kind is usually larger than the ‘species’ and in many cases even larger than the ’genus’—see my article Ligers and wholphins? Taking this into account would bring the age of the oldest living Bristlecone Pine into the post-Flood era.
Claimed older tree ring chronologies depend on the cross-matching of tree ring patterns of pieces of dead wood found near living trees.
In addition, this paper will consider the issues to develop the extensive applications of absolute dating to archaeological studies.
Artefacts and features show three-dimensional attributes: time, space and form.
The earliest evidence of writing anywhere in the world only goes back about 5000 years.
Paleoanthropologists frequently need chronometric dating systems that can date things that are many thousands or even millions of years older.
Social and academic controversy recently arose in response to the argument that Jeungdogaja (證道歌字), the metal type produced in Koryo, might be an earlier product than Jikjisimgyeongyojeol (直指心體要節), conventionally believed to be the first metal type ever manufactured, dated to 1377 A. The said issue of the metal types was preceded by a heated debate as to the authenticity of an art piece, Bbalraeteo (the Wash Place) painted by Park Su-geun, which was aucauctioned at KRW 4.5 billon, the highest price for an art auction in Korean history.
This would mean they pre-dated the Flood which occurred around 4,350 years ago, taking a straightforward approach to Biblical chronology.
Since weather patterns tend to run in cycles of a number of years, the sequence of tree-rings in a region will also reflect the same cycling, as illustrated by the graph below.
By cross-linking core samples from living and dead trees, a master sequence of annual tree-ring widths can be compiled.
In general, academic fields such as archaeology that research material culture associated with the cultural behaviour in human history, dating artefacts is one of the foremost priorities.
To this end, the easiest way is to depend on historic records, but historical materials only provide limited information as to the scope of space and time.