Remember, McCrone claimed to have been kicked out of STURP. Nobody from STURP, that I know of, agrees this is accurate. That is why I think we need to consider what McCrone may have claimed to have done. For instance, did he offer advice to earlier efforts (1969, 1973) and then assume he was a consultant in some sort of way? Was his suggestion in 1976 that the shroud be radiocarbon dated of any significance?
Many people feel that McCrone was something of a blowhard. That too should be considered. What was the famous quote: something to the effect that only he was qualified to determine if there was paint on the shroud?
I am cross posting this to both shroudblog.com and the Shroud Science Group and hoping for some more information.