Scientists typically remove a small sample from an object, treat the sample with a strong acid and a strong base, and then burn it in a small glass chamber to produce carbon dioxide gas.Comparing the carbon-14 levels in the object to those expected in the atmosphere for a particular period in history allows scientists to estimate the age of an artifact.The Shroud of Turin, the controversial piece of linen that some believe to be the burial cloth of Jesus Christ, could finally be dated accurately.
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At that time, three reputable laboratories in Oxford, Zurich and Tucson, Ariz., concluded that the cloth on which the smudged outline of the body of a man is indelibly impressed was a medieval fake dating from between 12, and not the burial cloth wrapped around the body of Christ.
However, the radiocarbon dating did not prevent many scholars from formulating various hypotheses questioning the validity of the carbon-14 tests, including the possibility that they were conducted on a sample taken from a medieval patch.
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