Carbon ink dating attempt; modern fake "Dead Sea scrolls"

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Carbon ink dating attempt; modern fake "Dead Sea scrolls"

Post by StephenGoranson » Tue Aug 08, 2017 6:51 am

Two recent articles, the second of which, among other things, does not accept the conclusion--on dating carbon ink--of the first.
Goler, S., J. T. Yardley, A. Cacciola, A. Hagadorn, D. Ratzan, and R. Bagnall. “Characterizing the age of ancient Egyptian manuscripts through micro-Raman spectroscopy.”
Journal of Raman Spectroscopy 47 (2016): 1185–93. doi: 10.1002/jrs.4945.

Nine Dubious “Dead Sea Scrolls” Fragments
from the Twenty-First Century, Dead Sea Discoveries 24 (2017) 1-40 by
Kipp Davis, Ira Rabin, Ines Feldman, Myriam Krutzsch, Hasia Rimon,
Årstein Justnes, Torleif Elgvin, and Michael Langlois.
These manuscripts were inked in recent years on old papyrus and skin fragments (so C14 dating of the writing surface does not suffice).

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