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Re: SV: orion-list Sunday Times article on 'new scroll'

At 06:53 PM 11/8/99 +0100, Greg Doudna wrote:
>Avital Pinnick wrote answering David Washburn:
>> > 2. Who is supposed to have carbon dated it and where is the data?
>> No idea. Greg, do you know?
>This is the first I heard of this.  No idea.  If something was carbon 
>dated then something exists.  However in most cases all that a 
>lab can verify is that they got a sample in the mail.  But none of the 
>first stories mentioned a carbon date that I saw.  Now the news 
>story says "it is said" to have been carbon dated.  Said?  By who?    

Since there is no attribution in the article, I guess the only one who
knows is the journalist, Matthew Kalman of Jerusalem. (FWIW, I've never
heard of him but I can't claim to be acquainted with every English-speaking
journalist in the city.) How many labs in the world do C14 dating of scrolls?


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