Concepts of probability in radiocarbon analysis
Keywords:radiocarbon calibration, Bayesian inference, noncommutative algebra, noncommutative probability, chronology
AbstractIn this paper we explore the meaning of the word probability, not in general terms, but restricted to the field of radiocarbon dating, where it has the meaning of ‘dating probability assigned to calibrated 14C-ages’. The intention of our study is to improve our understanding of certain properties of radiocarbon dates, which – although mathematically abstract – are fundamental both for the construction of age models in prehistoric archaeology, as well as for an adequate interpretation of their reliability.
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Weninger, B., Edinborough, K., Clare, L., & Jöris, O. (2011). Concepts of probability in radiocarbon analysis. Documenta Praehistorica, 38, 1–20. https://doi.org/10.4312/dp.38.2
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