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A Note on the Bayesian Modeling of the Stratigraphic Chronology of Canímar Abajo, Cuba

  • Anne Philippe (a1) and Marie-Anne Vibet (a1)
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We implement a Bayesian statistical analysis of the chronology of Canímar Abajo in Cuba in order to estimate two episodes of burial activity and the period of time corresponding to the hiatus between them. We show that by using simple Bayesian modeling, conclusions can easily be reached by the analysis of the marginal posterior distribution of each parameter of the model. However, we also suggest and describe new statistical tools that exploit the joint posterior distribution of collections of dates. These new tools give complementary information regarding the chronology of human activity.

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