Radiocarbon dating of the Shroud of Turin

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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.

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Damon, P., Donahue, D., Gore, B. et al. Radiocarbon dating of the Shroud of Turin. Nature 337, 611–615 (1989) doi:10.1038/337611a0

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