Carbon dating tree
It is also standard to coat fossils during their extraction and transport.
Acetone is sometimes used while extracting fossils, because it dissolves dirt.
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.
Carbon-dating Carbon dating, like other radiometric dating methods, requires certain assumptions that cannot be scientifically proved.
Carbon Dating - Dendrochronology As we've already seen, in order for Carbon dating to work we need to know what the C-12 to C-14 ratio was at the time of a specimen's death.
If the ratio has fluctuated throughout the unobservable past (and we can be sure that it has), how can we determine what the ratio was during the lifetime of a specimen that lived and died before we first began measuring the ratio?
That causes a dating problem with any animal that eats seafood. After about ten half-lives, there's very little C14 left.
So, anything more than about 50,000 years old probably can't be dated at all.