Chronological Modelling of the Chalcolithic Settlement Layers at Tell Yunatsite, Southern Bulgaria
Keywords:radiocarbon dating, chronology, stratigraphy, Chalcolithic, Gaussian Monte Carlo Wiggle Matching, Bayesian statistic
This article publishes a new series of radiocarbon dates from Tell Yunatsite, Southern Bulgaria. Context-based excavations undertaken over a large surface area, as well as a small test trench, provided a long stratigraphic sequence (11 ‘building levels’) covering a large part of the Chalcolithic period in Thrace (5th millennium BCE). Bayesian statistics and Gaussian Monte Carlo Wiggle Matching were employed to achieve a fine chronology for the multilayered tell. Implications and problems on the application of the calibration curve for the Late and Final Chalcolithic in Bulgaria are also discussed.
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