Shroud of turin fake carbon dating
In 1983 ex-King Umberto II bequeathed it to the late Pope John Paul.The Shroud narrowly escaped destruction in 1997 when a fire ravaged the Guarini Chapel of the Turin cathedral where it is held. Based on Johanson’s example, and considering the potential for carbon contamination by fire, we should be very cautious about a dogma based on the C-14 tests from 1988.Keep in mind, of course, that the oldest test result would have the greatest chance of being correct, as contamination by older carbon is highly unlikely.They also noted that the Bible reported that Jesus had been stabbed in the side with a spear—to mimic such a wound, the researchers attached a sponge to a wooden stake, soaked it with blood and then used it as a spear to impale a mannequin.The researchers report that the bloodstains on the shroud are inconsistent—blood flowing in rivulets would not have formed stains in the ways observed on the shroud.Apart from any fair dealing for the purpose of private study or research, no part may be reproduced without the written permission.
They conclude by claiming that it would have been impossible for the blood stains on the shroud to have originated in the way the Bible describes; therefore, they say the shroud is a forgery.
It shows the back and front of a bearded man, his arms crossed on his chest.
It is marked by what appear to be rivulets of blood from wounds in the wrists, feet and side.
In Donald Johanson’s dating of the Lucy skeleton, he expressly rejected the dates of K-Ar testing (a type of decay-based testing, like C12/C14 testing, but with a longer range of test dates).
His given reason was that the soil in the area was contaminated with modern soil containing high levels of modern potassium.