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Title: Statistical tools for investigating contemporaneity and co-location in archaeological records
Author: McColl, Lynsey Jane
ISNI:       0000 0001 3623 1941
Awarding Body: Sheffield
Current Institution: University of Sheffield
Date of Award: 2008
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For many archaeological and palaeo-environmental problems issues of contemporaneity are paramount. A widely discussed example is whether or not the first modern humans in Europe were contemporary with Neanderthals. There are two key reasons why such issues are difficult to resolve. First there is no formal, universal definition of contemporaneity. Second, the dates of the relevant phenomena are not precisely known, because the available evidence about them arises from radiocarbon dating. In this thesis, we tackle both of these obstacles by providing a clear, flexible definition of contemporaneity and recommending the use of probabilistic statements about contemporaneity in order to quantify the temporal uncertainty.
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Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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