Multiple Bayesian modelling approaches to a suite of radiocarbon dates from ovens excavated at Ysgol yr Hendre, Caernarfon, North Wales

Hamilton, W. D. and Kenney, J. (2015) Multiple Bayesian modelling approaches to a suite of radiocarbon dates from ovens excavated at Ysgol yr Hendre, Caernarfon, North Wales. Quaternary Geochronology, 25, pp. 72-82. (doi:10.1016/j.quageo.2014.10.001)

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Abstract

In recent years, the use of Bayesian statistical analysis for modelling radiocarbon dates has become much more commonplace within archaeology, however there remains very little literature to aid new practitioners with understanding the archaeological assumptions that underpin many of the modelling choices. Using a suite of radiocarbon dates from a sample of seven ovens, from the 18 excavated across the site at Ysgol yr Hendre, Caernarfon, North Wales, this paper explores the various methods of modelling this group of features. It stresses the underlying archaeological assumptions of each model, while also highlighting some of the tools that should especially be considered when developing very precise models. Finally it compares the results of the models.

Item Type:Articles
Status:Published
Refereed:Yes
Glasgow Author(s) Enlighten ID:Hamilton, Dr William
Authors: Hamilton, W. D., and Kenney, J.
College/School:College of Science and Engineering > Scottish Universities Environmental Research Centre
Journal Name:Quaternary Geochronology
Publisher:Elsevier B.V.
ISSN:1871-1014
ISSN (Online):1878-0350
Copyright Holders:Copyright © 2015 Elsevier B.V.
First Published:First published in Quaternary Geochronology 25:72-82
Publisher Policy:Reproduced in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher.

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