Scientists have developed a first-of-its-kind method for determining the age of ancient artifacts without causing damage to the objects.The method could help shed new light on the history of mummified bodies, old maps, cave paintings, and other treasures, they say.
Christopher Ramsey (March 2008)" ("The Shroud of Turin," Oxford Radiocarbon Accelerator Unit, Version 143 Issued 31/10/2013). "I had for a long time been thinking of posting on this topic, and was prompted to do so by reading recently what the agnostic Shroud pro-authenticist, art historian Thomas de Wesselow, wrote:"The third possibility [why "the 1988 result ...
PS: Further to the above, see my series, "Were the radiocarbon dating laboratories duped by a computer hacker? conflicts with all the evidence that points to the Shroud having been in existence long before 1260"] is that a fraud was perpetrated ... ," Unwin Paperbacks: London, Reprinted, 1990, pp.340-343.
"And if that's what this is, you've got something from the inside (coming out)."(The teeth) are on the inside, but on the photo they are showing outside.
Whichever way (the radiation) is coming, it dragged the image from the inside to the outside."Several members of the audience remarked that the radiation coming out of the body could be seen as evidence of the resurrection, if the man is indeed Jesus.
A professor emeritus at Texas A&M University College Station, Rowe teaches at a branch of the university in Qatar.
Traditional carbon dating involves removing and burning small samples of the object."This technique stands to revolutionize radiocarbon dating," said Marvin Rowe, Ph. "It expands the possibility for analyzing extensive museum collections that have previously been off limits because of their rarity or intrinsic value and the destructive nature of the current method of radiocarbon dating.In theory, it could even be used to date the Shroud of Turin." Rowe explained that the new method is a form of radiocarbon dating, the archaeologist's standard tool to estimate the age of an object by measuring its content of naturally-occurring radioactive carbon.Habermas, who has been lecturing on the topic since the 1970s, reminded the audience of a number of interesting discoveries that scientists have been able to make about the Shroud, but refused to make any definitive statements on whether this is indeed the authentic burial robe of Jesus Christ.One of the discoveries based on enhanced images of the Shroud presented is that the person's teeth were showing through the skin – possible signs of the resurrection for those who believe that the man is indeed Jesus Christ."His skin is intact, his beard is intact, but you are able to see what's inside coming out, just like if you are able to see what's on the back of a hand," Habermas said during the presentation, while showing a photo of an exposed human skull juxtapositioned next to the head of the man in the Shroud, with the teeth from the two images aligned."This is one of the best indications that the man in the Shroud, who was dead and was crucified, (has) radiation coming out," he said of the teeth discovery. I am an Australian evangelical Christian in my 70s.