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NOVARA, Italy, Feb. 5 The techniques used in 1988 by three separate teams of scientists to date the Shroud of Turin to the middle ages may have been inconclusive, a radiocarbon dating expert at Oxford University told the BBC. The Church official in charge of the Shroud said Christopher Bronk Ramsey, director of Oxford’s Radiocarbon Accelerator, whose specialty is the use of radiocarbon dating in archaeological research, told the BBC that radiocarbon dating techniques have developed since 1988, and that the Shroud’s long history of travel, exposure to the elements and handling could have skewed the results, reported Tuesday. For the rest of the story, click here.