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Summarizing a Set of Radiocarbon Determinations: A Robust Approach
J. Andres Christen
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series C (Applied Statistics)
Vol. 43, No. 3 (1994), pp. 489-503
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2986273
Page Count: 15
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A general (Bayesian) method for summarizing sets of radiocarbon determinations is presented, combining archaeological a priori considerations with the radiocarbon determinations to obtain dates on the calendar scale. The problems of outliers (which are common in radiocarbon dating) and robustness are addressed. Outliers are defined within this context and an extended model to cope with outliers is also presented. Two examples are presented to illustrate the techniques proposed.
Journal of the Royal Statistical Society. Series C (Applied Statistics) © 1994 Royal Statistical Society