"One has to keep in mind and ensure that the deposit excavated belongs to place of excavation and has not been shifted to the said place due to movement of earth because of various climatic conditions and geological processes," he added.
ACTS & FACTS IMPACT RADIOMETRIC DATING FOSSILS REFLECT LIFE'S ORIGINAL DIVERSITY DIAMONDS AND STRATA HAVE TOO MUCH CARBON-14 GEOLOGICAL EVIDENCE INDICATES RAPID FORMATION MUCH EVIDENCE EXISTS FOR A WORLDWIDE FLOOD Evolutionists generally feel secure even in the face of compelling creationist arguments today because of their utter confidence in the geological time scale.
Carbon-dating of an ancient beam from a Guatemalan temple may help end a century-long debate about the Mayan calendar, say anthropologists.
Experts have long wrangled over how the Mayan calendar correlates to the European calendar.
"We can now argue with greater certainty that Jasaw Chan K'awill's accession to Tikal's throne occurred in AD 682 and this decisive victory over Calakmul occurred in AD 695," they write.
"These events and those recorded at cities throughout the Maya lowlands can now be harmonised with greater assurance to other environmental, climatic and archaeological data from this and adjacent regions." The ancient Mayans reached the peak of power in Central America between AD 250 and 900.
Mooted causes include disease, foreign invasion and deforestation or climate change that led to a prolonged, devastating drought.
By further using this scale, the exact age of the matter could be found, he said.
Dr Dhruvsen Singh, geology department, said that there was also a risk of ''contamination'' in the carbon dating.
The carvings recount the key event when Tikal's king, Jasaw Chan K'awiil I, defeated Yich'aak K'ahk, known as "Claw of Fire," who headed a rival kingdom at Calakmul, 90 kilometres away.
The team concluded the tree was cut down and carved around AD 658-696.