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. LeeseM. S. Tite

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)611-615
Number of pages5
JournalNature
Volume337
Issue number6208
DOIs
StatePublished - 1989

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    Damon, P. E., Donahue, D. J., Gore, B. H., Hatheway, A. L., Jull, A. J. T., Linick, T. W., Sercel, P. J., Toolin, L. J., Bronk, C. R., Hall, E. T., Hedges, R. E. M., Housley, R., Law, I. A., Perry, C., Bonani, G., Trumbore, S., Woelfli, W., Ambers, J. C., Bowman, S. G. E., ... Tite, M. S. (1989). Radiocarbon dating of the Shroud of Turin. Nature, 337(6208), 611-615. https://doi.org/10.1038/337611a0