Shroud of turin carbon 14 dating
I will list the main headings as bullet-points, linking them back to my previous "My theory ..." posts on those topics. In fact Arizona laboratory still has an undated part of its Shroud sample as it came from Turin, and it has "no evidence for either coatings or dyes, and only minor contaminants".
In future I will link back to this post whenever I state that "the 1988 radiocarbon dating of the Shroud of Turin as `mediaeval ... See photomicrograph [Left (enlarge) and "Weave: Twill"] taken by pro-authenticist Barrie Schwortz in 2012, of Arizona laboratory's remaining undated part of its Shroud sample.• Invisible reweaving repair with 16th century cotton.
Now Carpinteri's team, through mechanical and chemical experimentation, hypothesizes that high-frequency pressure waves generated in the Earth's crust during earthquakes are the source of such neutron emissions.
Between May and August 1988, three radiocarbon dating laboratories at universities in Arizona, Zurich and Oxford, all using the same new Accelerator Mass spectrometry (AMS) method, radiocarbon dated samples that had been cut from the Shroud on 21 April 1988. Oxford laboratory did find some old cotton threads in their sample, but they were only "two or three fibres". Hall estimated that it would require "65 per cent of the mass of the shroud ...
This could then undermine the believers faith in the Lord and in the Church leadership.
The path they have apparently chosen is to leave the question open while not appearing to be adverse to attempts at scientific assessment.
It is, in fact, the focus of an intensive scientific investigation that reads like a mystery story. The face, hauntingly serene in death, would grace a masterpiece of art.
The body, anatomically correct, bears the frightful marks of scourging, crucifixion and piercing -perhaps by thorns and lance. Its owner was a famed knight - Geoffrey de Charny, Seigneur of Lirey.
Other researchers have since suggested that the shroud is much older and that the dating process was incorrect because of neutron radiation – a process which is the result of nuclear fusion or nuclear fission during which free neutrons are released from atoms – and its interaction with the nuclei of other atoms to form new carbon isotopes.