Carbon will combine with hydrogen, but will drop it if it can get oxygen.
However, what odds how you take your carbon and nitrogen and oxygen, as long as you DO get it?
Climate records from a Japanese lake are set to improve the accuracy of the dating technique, which could help to shed light on archaeological mysteries such as why Neanderthals became extinct.
But even he “realized that there probably would be variation”, says Christopher Bronk Ramsey, a geochronologist at the University of Oxford, UK, who led the latest work, published today in Science.
Following Time's lead, we reported that although radiocarbon tests have dated the shroud to 1260-1390 A.
D., no one has been able to account for the shadowy image of a naked 6-foot-tall man that appears on the shroud.
Alan Whanger - Previously unpublished response to the article When the Shroud of Turin went on display this spring for the first time in 20 years, it made the cover of Time magazine with the blurb "Is this Jesus?
" In BAR, we summarized the controversy that has enshrouded this relic, venerated for centuries as the burial cloth of Jesus ("Remains to Be Seen," Strata, Julyl August 1998, p 13).