Shroud of turin carbon 14 dating

19-Mar-2020 08:21

The Vatican has never said whether it believes the shroud to be authentic, although Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI once said that the enigmatic image imprinted on the cloth "reminds us always" of Christ's suffering.The first, hotly debated, documented reference to the Shroud of Turin dates back to the 14th century when a French knight was said to have had possession of the cloth in the city of Lirey.Some have proposed that it came from the body itself, or was generated by an event inside the tomb, pointing to a divine origin linked to the resurrection.The new theory is published in the journal Meccanica.During the process, neutron particles are released from atoms.A powerful earthquake could achieve the same effect, generating neutron radiation from stresses in the Earth, it is claimed.Last year scientists at the University of Padua in northern Italy dated it to between 300BC and AD400 – still hundreds of years after Christ, who is believed to have died between 30-36AD.Other scientists have previously suggested that neutron radiation may have been responsible for the ghostly image of a crucified man with his arms crossed.

But in order to shift a radiocarbon age from 2000 years to 600 years, about 20% of the carbon actually measured must come from the bioplastic layer.

Anyone who still believes that C14 dating has proven the Shroud to be medieval should be quickly disabused of that notion.

See the most recent report by Garza Valdes re-printed on "bio- plastic coating" he found on Shroud fibers, in sufficient quantity to throw the date WAY off.

This article is compiled from a series of postings that appeared on the Shroud Newsgroup, alt.turin-shroud.

In it, Rodger Sparks, a carbon dating expert from New Zealand, and William Meacham, archaeologist and Shroud researcher from Hong Kong, debated some of the theories that have been proposed regarding possible inaccuracies in the 1988 carbon dating test results.

But in order to shift a radiocarbon age from 2000 years to 600 years, about 20% of the carbon actually measured must come from the bioplastic layer.

Anyone who still believes that C14 dating has proven the Shroud to be medieval should be quickly disabused of that notion.

See the most recent report by Garza Valdes re-printed on "bio- plastic coating" he found on Shroud fibers, in sufficient quantity to throw the date WAY off.

This article is compiled from a series of postings that appeared on the Shroud Newsgroup, alt.turin-shroud.

In it, Rodger Sparks, a carbon dating expert from New Zealand, and William Meacham, archaeologist and Shroud researcher from Hong Kong, debated some of the theories that have been proposed regarding possible inaccuracies in the 1988 carbon dating test results.

"We believe it is possible that neutron emissions by earthquakes could have induced the image formation on the Shroud's linen fibres, through thermal neutron capture on nitrogen nuclei, and could also have caused a wrong radiocarbon dating," said Professor Alberto Carpinteri, from the Politecnico di Torino.