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Testing Contemporaneity and Averaging Radiocarbon Dates
Austin Long and Bruce Rippeteau
Vol. 39, No. 2 (Apr., 1974), pp. 205-215
Published by: Society for American Archaeology
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/279583
Page Count: 11
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Techniques for pragmatically interpreting arrays of radiocarbon dates are given. These include weighted averaging, statistical rejection of data, and the evaluation of contemporaneity. Commonly encountered situations are discussed with several actual examples to illustrate these procedures. This paper is Contribution No. 70, Department of Geosciences, University of Arizona.
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