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Testing Contemporaneity and Averaging Radiocarbon Dates

  • Austin Long (a1) and Bruce Rippeteau (a2)

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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