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The chronology of culture: a comparative assessment of European Neolithic dating approaches

Manning, K; Timpson, A; Colledge, S; Crema, E; Edinborough, K; Kerig, T; Shennan, S; (2014) The chronology of culture: a comparative assessment of European Neolithic dating approaches. Antiquity , 88 (342) 1065 - 1080. 10.1017/S0003598X00115327. Green open access

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Abstract

Archaeologists have long sought appropriate ways to describe the duration and floruit of archaeological cultures in statistical terms. Thus far, chronological reasoning has been largely reliant on typological sequences. Using summed probability distributions, the authors here compare radiocarbon dates for a series of European Neolithic cultures with their generally accepted ‘standard’ date ranges and with the greater precision afforded by dendrochronology, where that is available. The resulting analysis gives a new and more accurate description of the duration and intensity of European Neolithic cultures.

Type: Article
Title: The chronology of culture: a comparative assessment of European Neolithic dating approaches
Open access status: An open access version is available from UCL Discovery
DOI: 10.1017/S0003598X00115327
Publisher version: http://dx.doi.org/10.1017/S0003598X00115327
Language: English
Additional information: Copyright © Antiquity Publications Ltd. The online version of this article is published within an Open Access environment subject to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/)
Keywords: Neolithic, culture, chronologies, dendrochronology, radiocarbon dating, Bayesian analysis
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URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/1434005
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