Information on radiocarbon dating

by Dr Carl Wieland An attempt to explain this very important method of dating and the way in which, when fully understood, it supports a ‘short’ timescale.In fact, the whole method is a giant ‘clock’ which seems to put a very young upper limit on the age of the atmosphere.

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Il più celebre studio condotto sulla Sindone di Torino, per la grande risonanza che ebbe all'epoca sui mezzi d'informazione, è la datazione del lenzuolo eseguita nel 1988 con la tecnica radiometrica del carbonio 14 In occasione dell'ostensione straordinaria della sindone avvenuta nel 1978, fu costituito il Progetto di ricerca sulla Sindone di Torino (in inglese Shroud of Turin Research Project, "STURP").

Fin dall'anno successivo lo STURP manifestò l'intenzione di sottoporre il lenzuolo a vari studi, tra cui la datazione radio carbonio.

A completely detailed Shroud chronology can be found in the 1998 book titled "The Blood and the Shroud," by Ian Wilson, that includes the earlier, more speculative and "circumstantial" material as well.