Mathematics, statistics and archaeometry: the past 50 years or so

Baxter, M.J., 2008. Mathematics, statistics and archaeometry: the past 50 years or so. Archaeometry, 50 (6), pp. 968-982.

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This review of developments in the use of mathematics and statistics in archaeometry over the past 50 years is partial, personal and 'broad-brush'. The view is expressed that it is in the past 30 years or so that the major developments have taken place. The view is also expressed that, with the exception of methods for analysing radiocarbon dates and increased computational power, mathematical and statistical methods that are currently used, and found to be useful in widespread areas of application such as provenance studies, don't differ fundamentally from what was being done 30 years ago.

Item Type: Journal article
Alternative Title: Mathematics, statistics and archaeometry: the last 50 years or so [working title]
Description: The definitive version is available at
Publication Title: Archaeometry
Creators: Baxter, M.J.
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell (ELF)
Date: 2008
Volume: 50
Number: 6
Rights: © University of Oxford, 2008
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:28
Last Modified: 23 Aug 2016 09:10

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