The results provide conclusive evidence that the linen of the Shroud of Turin is mediaeval.The Shroud of Turin , which many people believe was used to wrap Christ's body, bears detailed front and back images of a man who appears to have suffered whipping and crucifixion.All details were given so that people could check the way the experiments had been carried out.The results were, that with a 95% confidence level, that the flax plants used to create the Shroud of Turin had only come in to existence between AD1260 and AD1390. Its history is known from the year 1357, when it surfaced in the tiny village of Lirey, France.
The method has been revolutionary and remains one of the most commonly used dating methods to study the past. Pearson, an assistant professor of dendrochronology at the University of Arizona, studies the past lives of trees to better understand the history of civilizations.In its most conventional form, dendrochronology works like this. They have no bias, and they have no political agenda; they just stand at locations all over the world," says Charlotte Pearson, an assistant professor of dendrochronology at the UA, studies samples under a microscope.A contemporary tree—that is, a tree that was either just cut down or still living—can tell you not just how many years it has lived, but which years in which it lived. Credit: credit: Mari Cleven But what if the wood is older?Until recent reports from San Antonio, most of the scientific world accepted the findings of carbon dating carried out in 1988.The results said the shroud dated back to 1260-1390, much too new to be Jesus’ burial linen.