Question: What technique was used to date the Shroud of Turin?

In 1988, scientists in Switzerland, England and the United States carbon-dated the Shroud of Turin and concluded that it originated in the Middle Ages between 1260 and 1390. In 2013, scientists in Italy used infrared light and spectroscopy to date it between 280 B.C.E. and 220 C.E., a period covering Christs lifetime.

What isotope is used to date Shroud of Turin?

carbon 14 In common with traditional dating techniques, the method used to determine the age of the shroud is based upon the slow decay of a radioactive form of carbon called carbon 14.

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