Nature Publishing Group, publisher of Nature, and other science journals and reference works
Nature
my account e-alerts subscribe register
   
Friday 28 July 2017
Journal Home
Current Issue
AOP
Archive
Download PDF
References
Export citation
Export references
Send to a friend
More articles like this

Article
Nature 337, 611 - 615 (16 February 1989); doi:10.1038/337611a0

Radiocarbon dating of the Shroud of Turin

P. E. Damon*, D. J. Donahue, B. H. Gore*, A. L. Hatheway, A. J. T. Jull*, T. W. Linick, P. J. Sercel, L. J. Toolin*, C. R. Bronk, E. T. Hall, R. E. M. Hedges, R. Housley, I. A. Law, C. Perry, G. Bonani§, S. Trumbore £, W. Woelfli§, J. C. Ambers, S. G. E. Bowman, M. N. Leese & M. S. Tite

*Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
Department of Physics, University of Arizona, Tucson, Arizona 85721, USA
Research Laboratory for Archaeology and History of Art, University of Oxford, Oxford, OX1 3QJ, UK
§Institut für Mittelenergiephysik, ETH-H&0uml;nggerberg, CH-8093 Zürich, Switzerland
Lament-Doherty Geological Observatory, Columbia University, Palisades, New York 10964, USA
Research Laboratory, British Museum, London, WC1B3DG, UK
£Present address: Institut für Mittelenergiephysik, ETH-Hönggerberg, CH-8093, Zurich, Switzerland.

Very small samples from the Shroud of Turin have been dated by accelerator mass spectrometry in laboratories at Arizona, Oxford and Zurich. As controls, three samples whose ages had been determined independently were also dated. The results provide conclusive evidence that the linen of the Shroud of Turin is mediaeval.

------------------

References

1. La S. Sindone-Ricerche e studi della Commissione di Esperti nominata dall Arcivescovo di Torino, Cardinal Michele Pellegrino, nel 1969 Supplemento Rivista Diocesana Torinese (1976).
2. Jumper, E. J. et al. in Archaeological Chemistry-III (ed. Lambert, J. B.) 447−476 (Am. chem. Soc., Washington, 1984). | ChemPort |
3. Burleigh, R., Leese, M. N. & Tite, M. S. Radiocarbon 28, 571−577 (1986). | ChemPort |
4. Tite, M. S. Nature 332, 482 (1988). | Article | PubMed |
5. Stuiver, M. & Pearson, G. W. Radiocarbon 28, 805−838 (1986). | ChemPort |
6. Slota, P. J., Jull, A. J. T., Linick, T. W. & Toolin, L. J. Radiocarbon 29, 303−306 (1987). | ChemPort |
7. Vogel, J. S., Nelson, D. E. & Southon, J. R. Radiocarbon 29, 323−333 (1987). | ISI | ChemPort |
8. Vogel, J. S., Southon, J. R. & Nelson, D. E. Nucl. Instrum. Meth. B29, 50−56 (1987). | ChemPort |
9. Linick, T. W., Jull, A. J. T., Toolin, L. J. & Donahue, D. J. Radiocarbon 28, 522−533 (1986). | ChemPort |
10. Gillespie, R., Gowlett, J. A. J., Hall, E. T. & Hedges, R. E. M. Archaeometry 26, 15−20 (1984). | ISI | ChemPort |
11. Suter, M. et al. Nucl. Instrum. Meth. 233[B5], 117−122 (1984). | ChemPort |
12. Stuiver, M. & Polach, H. A. Radiocarbon 19, 355−363 (1977). | ISI |
13. Ward, G. K. & Wilson, S. R. Archaeometry 20, 19−31 (1978). | ChemPort |
14. Caulcott, R. & Boddy, R. Statistics for Analytical Chemists (Chapman and Hall, London, 1983).
15. Stuiver, M. & Reimer, P. J. Radiocarbon 28, 1022−1030 (1986). | ChemPort |



© 1989 Nature Publishing Group
Privacy Policy