Ikram is a Pakistani Egyptologist. LOL She also happens to be a favorite of mine. She is one of the world's most respected and recognizable Egyptologists, due to her own efforts, intelligence, and highly regarded body of publishing. Let's look again at that quote:
“They fit well with the archeological evidence that we already have,” she said. “Of course, ten years from now, there might be an improvement in carbon-14 dating, and the current crop of dates will have to be revised. Hard science is helpful, but should always be contextualized and tested against other data."
All Ikram is saying is, archaeology has yielded evidence allowing researchers to establish both relative and absolute dates for artifacts and historical sites—and C14 dating as a tool has demonstrated more often than not, that archaeologists' relative and absolute dates have been correct all along. It's a form of science corroborating work in the field.
But we all know how skilled fringe writers are at misrepresenting evidence. Writers like Sitchin, von Däniken, and Bauval brought it to unimaginable heights to sell their sci-fi books. Never underestimate the fringe. They're crafty!