A calibration curve for radiocarbon dates

@article{Clark1975ACC,
  title={A calibration curve for radiocarbon dates},
  author={R. M. Clark},
  journal={Antiquity},
  year={1975},
  volume={49},
  pages={251 - 266}
}
  • R. M. Clark
  • Published 1 December 1975
  • Environmental Science
  • Antiquity
DY Malcolm Clark was a research student in the Department of Statistics in the University of Shefleld and when there worked in collaboration with Professor Renfrew. His Ph.D was on the statisticalproblems of C I ~ calibration, and he here presents us with an objectively derived calibration curve for radiocarbon dates which will be of great value to all archaeologists. He is now Lecturer in Statistics in the Department of Mathematics, Monash University, Clayton, Victoria, Australia. 
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