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Bayesian analysis of Pleistocene Chronometric Methods

Millard, A.R.

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Bayesian analysis of radiocarbon dates on Holocene archaeological sites has become well established. Application to Pleistocene sites dated by multiple techniques would be advantageous. This paper develops the necessary mathematical apparatus in the form of likelihoods for luminescence dating, and uranium-series dating, and considers the possibility for amino-acid racemization dating. Application of the new methods is illustrated using the stratigraphic sequences of dates from the sites of Saint-Césaire and La Chaise-de-Vouthon. For application to amino-acid racemization dating, fuller publication of data is found to be required.


Millard, A. (2006). Bayesian analysis of Pleistocene Chronometric Methods. Archaeometry, 48(2), 359-375.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date May 1, 2006
Deposit Date Apr 6, 2009
Publicly Available Date Apr 24, 2009
Journal Archaeometry
Print ISSN 0003-813X
Electronic ISSN 1475-4754
Publisher Wiley
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 48
Issue 2
Pages 359-375


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