that radiocarbon measurements on the shroud should be performed blind seem to the author to be lacking in merit; …
group and the candidate laboratories turned into a P. However, in a 1990 paper Gove conceded that the "arguments often raised, …
that radio-carbon testing dated the shroud to a date of 1260-1390 CE, with 95% confidence.
The official and complete report on the experiment was published in Nature.
It is hypothesised that the sampled area was a medieval repair which was conducted by "invisible reweaving".
Since the C14 dating at least four articles have been published in scholarly sources contending that the samples used for the dating test may not have been representative of the whole shroud.
The Shroud of Turin, a linen cloth that tradition associates with the crucifixion and burial of Jesus, has undergone numerous scientific tests, the most notable of which is radiocarbon dating, in an attempt to determine the relic's authenticity. Shredding the samples would not solve the problem, while making it much more difficult and wasteful to clean the samples properly.