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A BPA Approach to the Shroud of Turin

Borrini, M and Garlaschelli, L A BPA Approach to the Shroud of Turin. Journal of Forensic Sciences. ISSN 0022-1198 (Accepted)

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An investigation into the arm and body position required to obtain the blood pattern visible in the image of the Shroud of Turin, was performed using a living volunteer. The two short rivulets on the back of the left hand of the Shroud are only consistent with a standing subject with arms at a ca 45° angle. This angle is different from that necessary for the forearm stains, which require nearly vertical arms for a standing subject. The BPA of blood visible on the frontal side of the chest (the lance wound) shows that the Shroud represents the bleeding in a realistic manner for a standing position whilst the stains at the back - of a supposed post-mortem bleeding from the same wound for a supine corpse - are totally unrealistic. Simulation of bleeding from the nail wounds contacting wood surfaces yielded unclear results.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: 0399 Other Chemical Sciences, 0699 Other Biological Sciences, 1103 Clinical Sciences
Subjects: Q Science > QD Chemistry
Q Science > QH Natural history > QH301 Biology
Divisions: Natural Sciences and Psychology
Publisher: Wiley
Date Deposited: 08 Jun 2018 11:51
Last Modified: 22 Nov 2018 13:34
URI: http://researchonline.ljmu.ac.uk/id/eprint/8813

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