Carbon dating the dead sea scrolls
The Dead Sea Scrolls comprise roughly 850 documents, including texts from.
According to carbon dating and textual analysis, the documents were written at.
Before the advent of AMS the amount of material that was necessary to obtain an adequate amount of carbon made radiocarbon dating of texts impracticable.
“I was also indirectly responsible for the second run of carbon tests in 1995. He gave advice as I entered the academic world and then applied to graduate schools.
42) By Greg Doudna October 2013 I became interested in the Dead Sea Scrolls from reading books by Robert Eisenman, and it was the first radiocarbon datings done on Dead Sea texts at Zurich in 1991 prompted by a letter of Eisenman and Philip Davies that started my interest in radiocarbon dating. I first met him at a Society of Biblical Literature annual meeting in Boston in 1987.
Despite anything that has happened since, I will always remember these things.
During my first semester of graduate study at Cornell in the fall of 1991, Eisenman called me inviting me to fly out to the West coast to appear with him for a filming of “Nova” in the Huntington Library at San Marino, California.