Shroud of turin carbon 14 dating
Carbon dating of the linen cloth (in three separate labs) has placed its manufacture between 12, which (if you know dating) is the time at which the flax plants furnishing the cloth would have been harvested, no longer absorbing carbon from the atmosphere. Catholics must have their miracles, even in the face of counterevidence.Further, an Italian scientist managed to reproduce the Shroud by using materials that would have been available during the Middle Ages. Just once I’d like to hear the Church declare unequivocally that the Shroud is simply a painting from the 14th century or so.The degradation is due to its repeated unfurling and exhibition, which would crack and flake the paint, in addition to the fact (revealed in the article I’ll cite in a second) that in past times it was customary for supplicants to hurl their rosaries at the shroud and then recover them.But we know the Shroud is a fake for several reasons. ] Now why would the Popes keep making pilgrimages to something that’s just a painting?This website focuses on the latest dating challenges of the Shroud of Turin.
The “frosty” 6 contaminant is also not present on the Mark Evans image of the Shroud.15 As ‘the "frosty" coating is almost certainly a plant gum in the Raes sample’ 6 it is likely to be a plant gum in the Oxford sample.
This paper came out of an online conversation with Joe Marino and Paul Maloney, with additional input from Bill Meacham, Professor Emanuela Marinelli and Barrie Schwortz.
I am deeply indebted to them for sharing their knowledge, wisdom and advice.
But if the newer thread is about half of what was tested – and some evidence suggests that – it is possible that the cloth is from the time of Christ.
No one has a good idea how front and back images of a crucified man came to be on the cloth.
There is very little data about the samples tested by Oxford, Zurich and Arizona: no chemical analysis has been published and most of the photographic evidence is not sufficiently detailed.