Furthermore, they seem to misunderstand the recent results of the RATE research project that showed strong evidence of ubiquitous in situ radiocarbon within fossil specimens that should be radiocarbon “dead” by uniformitarian reckoning.
Once the timeline exists, the age of similar wood (e.g., from a nearby house) can be established by pattern-matching.
The ultimate tree-ring chronology is the 'master' timeline of bristlecone pines - a chronology spanning more than 9,000 years.
There are some varve pairs that form in a single year, but in many cases, the observational evidence shows that multiple supposed varve couplets can and have formed in a single year (Buchheim and Biaggi 1988; Lambert and Hsü 1979; Makse et al. In fact, it has been documented that at least five pairs of varve couplets can form in a single year due to fluctuations in water flow (Lambert and Hsü 1979).
It appears then, that claiming a varve is an annual event is an assumption in itself; one steeped in uniformitarian thought, but not reality. “Improved C Dating of a Tephra Layer (AT Tephra, Japan) Using AMS on Selected Organic Fractions.” Nuclear Instruments and Methods in Physics Research B (223–224): 555–559.
Methuselah Methuselah is a bristlecone pine, and the world's oldest living thing.