A., "The remarkable metrological history of radiocarbon dating [II] ," Journal of Research of the National Institute of Standards and Technology, Vol. This is a major advantage of carbon-dating pollen compared with linen.The fundamental assumption of carbon-dating is that what is being dated is the original carbon that was present when the plant or animal died, and not extraneous carbon that has subsequently entered the sample. This technological advance is what makes radiocarbon-dating the pollen of the Shroud feasible, at least in principle. Pollen grains vary in size, shape and surface features ... all Frei's identifications were accurate at the genus level. While species level identification would be better, genus-level identification should still be sufficient, especially considering overall assemblage of non-European pollen genera on the Shroud, to decisively test Wilson's theory.We present a photomicrographic investigation of a sample of the Shroud of Turin, split from one used in the radiocarbon dating study of 1988 at Arizona.In contrast to other reports on less-documented material, we find no evidence to contradict the idea that the sample studied was taken from the main part of the shroud, as reported by Damon et al. We also find no evidence for either coatings or dyes, and only minor contaminants.To send this article to your Dropbox account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies.If this is the first time you use this feature, you will be asked to authorise Cambridge Core to connect with your To send this article to your Google Drive account, please select one or more formats and confirm that you agree to abide by our usage policies.
I am persuaded by the evidence that the Shroud of Turin is the burial sheet of Jesus Christ and bears His crucified and resurrected image.Doctors, physicists, chemists, biologists and historians from all four corners of the earth came together in Chambery on May 5 and 6, 2018, to share and compare the results of their research on the date of the Shroud of Turin.In the line of fire: the radiocarbon dating of the extraordinary relic realized between 19.This might be accomplished in a few hours, using the `hand picking' microscope technique ...Molecular dating" of the pure cellulose fraction of the Shroud, or of the associated pollen, could furnish an interesting consistency test for the published radiocarbon date.