> Yes, even though you thought it was all put to bed and tucked in with a
> little teddy bear, Shanks, et al, are still engaged in defending the
> authenticity of the relic. (Or artifact- whatever you wish to call the
Jim, you do not consider Krumbein a credible scientist? BAR aside, I have
to admit that as both a scientist and a somewhat competent palaeographer, I
have never been convinced...nor trusted...Dorfman and the IAA analyses and
the "shake and bake" patina manufacture theory makes no sense at all.
The greater issue here is how screwed up and agendized any artifact analysis
can become when the artifact is unprovenanced and the result of looting.
San Marcos, Texas
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