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The intercept is a poor estimate of a calibrated radiocarbon age

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dc.contributor.author Telford, Richard J.
dc.contributor.author Heegaard, Einar
dc.contributor.author Birks, Harry John Betteley
dc.date.accessioned 2004-07-30T09:54:49Z
dc.date.accessioned 2004-08-03T12:57:51Z
dc.date.accessioned 2004-08-26T11:58:44Z
dc.date.available 2004-07-30T09:54:49Z
dc.date.available 2004-08-03T12:57:51Z
dc.date.available 2004-08-26T11:58:44Z
dc.date.issued 2004
dc.identifier.citation The Holocene 2004 14(2): 296–298 en
dc.identifier.issn 0959-6836
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1956/414
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1191/0959683604hl707fa
dc.description.abstract Intercept-based methods of generating a point estimate of a calibrated radiocarbon date are very popular, but exhibit undesirable behaviour. They are highly sensitive to the mean of the radiocarbon date and to adjustments of the calibration curve. Other methods give more stable results. The weighted average of the probability distribution function is recommended as the best central-point estimate, but more consideration should be given to using the full probability distribution rather than a point estimate in developing agedepth models. en
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dc.language.iso eng en
dc.publisher Arnold Publishers
dc.rights Copyright 2004 Arnold en
dc.subject Radiocarbon dating en
dc.subject Calibration en
dc.subject Intercept en
dc.subject Weighted average en
dc.subject Holocene en
dc.subject Methodology en
dc.title The intercept is a poor estimate of a calibrated radiocarbon age en
dc.type Journal article en
dc.type Peer reviewed en


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