The Authentication of the Turin Shroud: An Issue in Archaeological Epistemology [and Comments and Reply]

  title={The Authentication of the Turin Shroud: An Issue in Archaeological Epistemology [and Comments and Reply]},
  author={W. Meacham and J. E. Alcock and R. Bucklin and K. Burridge and J. Cole and R. Dent and J. P. Jackson and W. Mccrone and P. C. Maloney and Marvin M. Mueller and J. Nickell and A. Otterbein and S. Pellicori and S. Schafersman and G. Tamburelli and A. D. Whanger},
  journal={Current Anthropology},
  pages={283 - 311}
  • W. Meacham, J. E. Alcock, +13 authors A. D. Whanger
  • Published 1983
  • Art, History
  • Current Anthropology
  • The Turin Shroud has generated controversy ever since its first known display in 1353. Appearing under suspicious circumstances in an age of relic worship and forgery, it would long ago have been dismissed but for the unusual body image it bears. Scientific scrutiny of this "burial cloth of Christ" began in 1900 with anatomical studies of the apparent body imprint and its wounds suggesting crucifixion. Medical opinion has been unanimous in describing the imprint as that of a real corpse… CONTINUE READING
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