Radiocarbon Calibration and Stratigraphic Analysis in Archeology: Using the OxCal Program - Journal of Research on Archaeometry
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Yazdani S, Eskandari N. Radiocarbon Calibration and Stratigraphic Analysis in Archeology: Using the OxCal Program. JRA. 2021; 7 (2) :183-195
1- Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, University of Tehran, Iran ,
2- Department of Archaeology, Faculty of Literature and Humanities, University of Tehran, Iran
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In today's archaeological studies, the use of absolute chronology by radiocarbon or carbon 14 dating is common and can even reduce errors due to incorrect stratigraphy and disturbed layers. The measurement accuracy of this method is very high with proper sampling, and with the advancement of science and technology, software programs were created to perform specialized and lengthy calculations to convert and calibrated the results. One of these programs is OxCal, which seems to be useful for researchers both online and offline. In this article, in addition to a brief explanation of how to perform this sorting, we will teach you how to use this program for single data, phases, subphases (adjacent phases) and overlapping phases in a very simple way without need for coding. The basis of archaeological studies is to know and understand the sequence of events and activities that are obtained from the archaeological findings. There are numerous dating methods in modern archeology around the world that are constantly being updated. One of the most common and popular chronological methods is radiocarbon dating analysis, which is better known as carbon 14 dating.
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