On pages 611-615 appeared the article titled 'Radiocarbon dating of the Shroud of Turin' by P E Damon et al. And at each laboratory, both Shroud and[Above (enlarge): Drawing of the approximately 8 cm x 1.2 cm Shroud sample, which was subdivided into sub-samples from right to left: "A" (Arizona), "Z" (Zurich), "O" (Oxford), and "A1" (Arizona additional), with a photograph of the sample superimposed over the bottom right hand side.
Clearly there can be no significant difference between sub-samples from such a tiny sample.]control samples were converted to pure carbon and then compressed into tiny carbon pellets inside the holders on a carousel wheel (see below):"Next the sample became a target. loaded into tiny target holders, and thousands of pounds of pressure per square inch was applied with a drill press.
The research continues because the effect of the specific storage conditions of the Turin Shroud have yet to be reproduced by John Jackson's team.
It remains possible, though not at all likely, that in these specific conditions there are reactions which provide significant contamination.
Only by doing this will people be able to arrive at a coherent history of the Shroud which takes into account and explains all of the available scientific and historical information.
I am an Australian evangelical Christian in my 70s.
I will link the headings back to my previous, "My theory ..." posts on those topics.
This is to be expected and essentially confirms why this sort of contamination has not been considered a serious issue before.
At one end of the room had been set a low platform which three men mounted ... Dr Michael Tite, with the Oxford radiocarbon-dating laboratory's Professor Edward Hall and Hall's chief technician, Dr Robert Hedges. their only `prop' was a blackboard behind them on which someone had rather crudely scrawled: `1260-1390! as Dr Tite explained, these numbers represented radiocarbon dating's calculation, to a ninety-five per cent degree of probability, of the upper and lower dates of when the Shroud's flax had been harvested.
Representing an average of the laboratories' findings, which had proved in excellent agreement with each other, they indicated that the Shroud's raw flax had most likely been made into linen on or about the year AD 1325, give or take sixty-five years either way.""That the shroud's cloth dated not to the first century but to the Middle Ages was reported on October 13, 1988, after samples were carbon-dated.
Linick (1946-89), aided by German hacker Karl Koch (1965–89), on behalf of the former Soviet Union, through its agency the KGB.
Previous posts in this series were parts: #1, #2 and #3.
The next post in this series is part #5.■ Table 2 of the 1989 Nature paper is evidence that the Shroud's dating was hacked [#10(5) & #5] Table 2 of the 1989 Nature paper (below) is itself evidence that the radiocarbon dates of[Above (enlarge): Table 2 in the 1989 Nature paper showing the mean uncalibrated radiocarbon dates of sample 1 (the Shroud) and control samples 2-4, by the three laboratories.]the Shroud samples were not real but were computer-generated by a hacker's (allegedly Timothy W. This is because, as the Nature paper admitted, across the three laboratories, although "the agreement among the three laboratories for [control] samples 2, 3 and 4 is exceptionally good," yet the "spread of the measurements for sample 1 [the Shroud] is somewhat greater than would be expected:"An initial inspection of Table 2 shows that the agreement among the three laboratories for samples 2, 3 and 4 is exceptionally good.