Although this technique can date objects up to approximately 230,000 years ago, is only accurate on objects 300 to 10,000 years in age.This is, however, still over 4,000 years older than the creationist figure for the age of the Earth.By observing and analyzing the rings of many different trees from the same area, a map of the past can be recreated.

Third, creationists ignore the evidence and deny that [X] exists altogether or assert that belief in a Young Earth is based on faith, not science. These ages weren't just made up — or, worse, accepted to "give evolution enough time".

Each was concluded from a range of experiments and observations made across multiple disciplines of science, including astronomy, geology, biology, palaeontology, chemistry, geomorphology and physics.

King Clone's age is not precise to a given year, as it wasn't dated by dendrochronology proper (counting rings).

Instead, KC was dated by applying known patterns of plant growth to a single organism that self-reproduces by "cloning".

These materials contain electrons that have been released from their atoms by ambient radiation, but have become trapped by imperfections in the mineral's structure.

When one of these minerals is heated, the trapped electrons are discharged and produce light, and that light can be measured and compared with the level of surrounding radiation to establish the amount of time that has passed since the material was last heated (and its trapped electrons were last released).

This article collects evidences that place a lower limit on the age of the Universe beyond the 6,000 to 10,000 years asserted by most Young Earth creationists (YECs) and the literalist Ussher chronology.

All of this evidence supports deep time: the idea, considered credible by scientists since the early 1800s, that the Earth (and the Universe) is millions These limits usually take the form: "Because we observe [X], which occurs at rate [Y], the universe must be at least [Z] years old".

Oxidizable carbon ratio dating is a method for determining the absolute age of charcoal samples with relative accuracy.

This dating method works by measuring the ratio of oxidizable carbon to organic carbon.

By measuring the ratio of these two allotropes, one can determine ages of over 20,000 years ago with a standard error under 3%.