that radiocarbon measurements on the shroud should be performed blind seem to the author to be lacking in merit; …
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These included an article by American chemist Raymond Rogers, who conducted chemical analysis for the Shroud of Turin Research Project and who was involved in work with the Shroud since the STURP project began in 1978.
Rogers took 32 documented adhesive-tape samples from all areas of the shroud and associated textiles during the STURP process in 1978. Luigi Gonella (Department of Physics, Turin Polytechnic University) on 14 October 1979, which Gonellla told him were from the Raes sample.
As reported in Nature, Professor Bray of the Instituto di Metrologia 'G.
The official and complete report on the experiment was published in Nature.The lab representatives were not present at this packaging process, in accordance with the protocol.The labs were also each given three control samples (one more than originally intended), that were: and communicated their results to the British Museum.The actual provenance of these threads is uncertain, as Gonella was not authorized to take or retain genuine shroud material, Raymond Rogers stated in a 2005 article that he performed chemical analyses on these undocumented threads, and compared them to the undocumented Raes threads as well as the samples he had kept from his STURP work.He stated that his analysis showed: "The radiocarbon sample contains both a gum/dye/mordant coating and cotton fibers.On 12 December 2003, Rogers received samples of both warp and weft threads that Prof.