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Maybe it would also pinpoint a more precise date within or outside of the 1260-1390 period.
Those of us who stick to the presumption of the 1988 dating standing do so a) because in relation to the three possible alternatives, a swapping over of samples by the Cardinal and Tite, some form of contamination ( many different contaminants, soot, sweat, carbon monoxide suggested) or an invisible rewoven patch selected as the sample, critics of the testing disagree so violently among themselves – e.g see Antonacci’s critique of Raymond Rogers’ 2005 paper- that the independent observer cannot be convinced that a single clear refutation of the 1988 testing has been proposed by the critics b) There is not a hint in any of these critiques that resolution of the problems proposed would lead to a radio-carbon 14 dating in the first century.
As shroud or burial cloths undoubtedly did exist in the tomb of Jesus in c.
30, there is just a possibility they survived and I for one would not rule that out.
The Shroud of Turin may be the real burial cloth of Jesus.
Sampling, chemical analysis, cleaning and testing protocols must be developed by knowledgeable representatives of various constituencies including radiocarbon dating scientists, archaeologists who have studied the shroud, chemists with special competence in flax and other materials that may be present on the cloth, ancient textile experts, the owners and/or custodians (Vatican/Archdiocese of Turin).
The protocol must be widely published in detail well in advance of the testing.
For instance, are there any unresolved questions about how suitable carbon dating is for linen as evidenced by tests on human and ibis mummies?
Are there questions about the effect of thymol which was used to disinfect the shroud’s reliquary.