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Dan I am sure that you would support, and I hope make strong moves to use your influence, to campaign for a new radio-carbon -14 dating.
After all, in the past twenty-five years r-c dating has become more scientifically accurate and it should be able to avoid the criticisms of the 1988 dating.
Only those who are absolutely committed to supporting one date or the other have anything to fear from a retesting and as STURP has been among the main critics of the 1988 tests, it is presumably their primary responsibility to call for a new test by at least three independent radio-carbon-14 laboratories.
STURP would presumably provide observers who would be present alongside textile and radio-carbon 14 experts to make sure that representative samples of the whole Shroud are chosen.
Sampling, chemical analysis, cleaning and testing protocols must be developed by knowledgeable representatives of various constituencies including radiocarbon dating scientists, archaeologists who have studied the shroud, chemists with special competence in flax and other materials that may be present on the cloth, ancient textile experts, the owners and/or custodians (Vatican/Archdiocese of Turin).
The protocol must be widely published in detail well in advance of the testing.
I don’t think any of us should have anything to fear by a redo, certainly not if our goal is the truth.
This time, however, carbon dating must be done correctly and with complete transparency.
Some believe the image depicts Jesus of Nazareth and the fabric is the burial shroud in which he was wrapped after crucifixion.If you don’t have institutional access you can have access for 48 hours for .00, print-restricted online access for .50 or full PDF rights for .00.Link: Radiocarbon Dating of the Turin Shroud: New Evidence from Raw Data © Oxford University 2019 Abstract: In 1988, three laboratories performed a radiocarbon analysis of the Turin Shroud.Some shroud researchers have challenged the dating, arguing the results were skewed by the introduction of material from the Middle Ages to the portion of the shroud used for radiocarbon dating.The image on the shroud is much clearer in black-and-white negative - first observed in 1898 - than in its natural sepia color.