> You missed the point completely.....criminals who
> steal paint samples from National Monuments
> without expressed permission from Host Govt.
> Officials, etc. will never be accepted as reliable
> sources of info, or authentic paint samples,
> etc..... in the Scientific World, anyway.
I didn't miss the point, I ignored it because it was irrelevant.
A sample was taken. A sample was analysed.
If you don't want to accept the scientific lab results on the grounds of some political, legal, religious, moral, ethical or other irrelevancy, then that's your problem.