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For all who use carbon 14 dating to study all manner of ancient objects, a period of careful reassessment is just beginning.
There are, in understanding what went wrong, important lessons that will ripple through archeology, anthropology, forensics and science lecture halls whenever and wherever carbon 14 dating is discussed.
What ends up being tested is a mixture of old and new material which produces an average, meaningless carbon 14 age.
No one seemed to consider, in 1988, that material intrusion might be a serious problem with the Shroud of Turin carbon 14 dating even though clues were there.
Photomicrograph of fibers from the center of the radiocarbon sample in water.
Gum material is swelling and detaching from fibers.
It is not because the Shroud is famous, although it is.
Anyone who disagrees with us ought to belong to the Flat Earth Society.” The carbon 14 dating of the Shroud of Turin is famous because it spawned so many conspiracy theories posing as history.
For material that is only a few thousand years old, carbon 14 dating is very accurate and very reliable.
Because of the carbon 14 dating, the Shroud of Turin, a religious object important to Christians of many traditions (Catholic, Orthodox, Anglican, Protestant and Evangelical; conservative and liberal alike) has been cast into the spotlight of secular science.
And because it was made famous, and because it will now be discussed, the related science of the Shroud will also get attention: From the article in Thermochimica Acta: "A linen produced in A. 1260 would have retained about 37% of its vanillin in 1978.
The Raes threads, the Holland cloth [shroud’s backing cloth], and all other medieval linens gave the test for vanillin wherever lignin could be observed on growth nodes.