Radiocarbon dating artifacts
Alan Whanger - Previously unpublished response to the article When the Shroud of Turin went on display this spring for the first time in 20 years, it made the cover of Time magazine with the blurb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?
At the Muscotah marsh in northeastern Kansas, there is no tree pollen present at the peak of the Altithermal. As soon as a living organism dies, it stops taking in new carbon.The ratio of carbon-12 to carbon-14 at the moment of death is the same as every other living thing, but the carbon-14 decays and is not replaced.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.
Only a few Altithermal sites are known to be present in Kansas, a result of reduced populations and widespread erosion that destroyed many sites and buried others deeply.