Archeologists have long had a dating problem. The radiocarbon analysis typically used to reconstruct past human demographic changes relies on a method easily skewed by radiocarbon calibration curves and measurement uncertainty. And there’s never been a statistical fix that works-until now. “Nobody has systematically explored the problem, or shown how you can statistically deal with it,” says Santa Fe Insitute archeologist Michael Price, lead author on a paper in the Journal of Archeological Science about a new method he developed for summarizing sets of radiocarbon dates. “It’s really exciting how this work came together. We identified a fundamental problem and fixed it.”
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