Radiocarbon dating oxcal


For example, it was used and further developed as part of the international Egyptian Chronology Project (2006-2009), funded by the Leverhulme Trust [R7] and led by Ramsey, to test the correspondence between historical chronology and the radiocarbon dating of archaeological material.

This work was the subject of a book published by Ox Bow in 2013 and has led to a follow-on Leverhulme-funded project looking at the origins of the Egyptian state. Ox Cal website and programme: Ox Cal website, with access to programme: reach is broad thanks to the fact that it is free to download, and to use online, and thus attracts a large number of users, including professional organisations, research bodies, and archaeological enthusiasts.In 2008, deposition models (environmental sequences relating to depth and age) were developed and incorporated into the calibrations [R3].Finally, in 2013, funded as part of the NERC RESET consortium grant [see section 3], a new version (version 4.2) incorporated new types of model suited to studying cultural developments by allowing for gradual rather than abrupt change, and the ability to display chronological data in a geographical context through mapping [R4].Building on statistical research by Cliff Litton and Caitlin Buck at the Division of Statistics, Nottingham University, Ramsey developed Ox Cal as a software tool which could be easily distributed to users world-wide, and the first version of Ox Cal was presented in 1994 at the 15 International Radiocarbon Conference, Glasgow, and freely distributed by disc.Through the subsequent involvement of Ox Cal in other radiocarbon dating projects, Ramsey developed the software to allow greater flexibility in types of data that could be analysed, including more complex stratigraphical relationships [Section 3: R1; R2].Since then it has been applied across a range of dating techniques including Luminescence dating and Uranium series dating.

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