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Are Bayesian statistics useful to archaeological reasoning?

  • Richard Reece (a1)

An ANTIQUITY paper used the methods of Bayesian statistics to combine radiocarbon and stratigraphic information into a single considered view. But are they different kinds of information, more fairly kept separate?

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Buck, C.E. Kenworthy, J.B. Litton, C.D. & Smith, A.F.M. 1991. Combining archaeological and radiocarbon information: a Bayesian approach to calibration, Antiquity 65: 808–21.
Reece, R. 1984. Sequence is all; or archaeology in a historical period, Scottish Archaeological Review 3 (2): 113–15.
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