Ice core sampling normally uses the assumption that the ring bands observed represents years.One known example where this assumption was used is very misleading.Generally, it is not possible to construct a complete sequence of tree rings back through the historical periods using only living trees.Chronologies derived from living trees must be extended.The following article is abstracted from The Biblical Chronologist Volume 5, Number 1. The science of constructing chronologies from tree rings is called dendrochronology. Modern trees are known to produce one growth ring per year. (The idea that ancient trees grew more than one ring per year will be discussed below.) Therefore, by coring a living tree and counting rings from the present backwards, it is possible to determine the year in which each ring grew. The bristlecone pines in the White Mountains of California live to extremely old ages, some in excess of 4,000 years.The University of Arizona dendrochronology lab sports a (no longer living) specimen which contains over 6,000 rings.Ice cores showed the age of a military plane buried in the artic as thousands of years old.Similarly, dendrochronology measures the tree rings in trees and assumes they represent years.
This technique does not give specific ages to items.Seriation uses the assumption that once a tool was developed, its use would become more widespread.Stratigraphy uses the assumption that higher layers or strata were laid down after lower layers.As a result, uniformitarians are looking for very thin annual layers on the order of centimetres and even millimetres near the bottom of the ice sheet.The resulting difference in age-interpretation is a result of the starting paradigm; the data is the same and does not speak for itself. Seely superficially analyzes the main methods of counting annual layers.Because of the distortions and lies spread by fundamentalists about scientific dating there is a need for a centralized source of information on the topic.