Comparative trace element analyses of interregional tephra markers were jointly undertaken by J. undertook U/Th and ESR analyses of faunal remains, and S.v.d. Fitting was carried out with a SSE function through the pooled mean ESR intensities derived from each repeated measurement. A., while EMP analyses of all So’a Basin tephra were conducted by B. Subsequently the shroud was made available for scientific examination, first in 19 by a committee appointed by Cardinal Michele Pellegrino .Even for the first investigation, there was a possibility of using radiocarbon dating to determine the age of the linen from which the shroud was woven.
Photography of the shroud by Secondo Pia in 1898 indicated that the image resembled a photographic 'negative' and represents the first modern study.
As Controls, three samples whose ages had been determined independently were also dated.
The results provide conclusive evidence that the linen of the Shroud of Turin is mediaeval.
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