Browsing Radiocarbon, Volume 51, Number 2 (2009) by Authors
Systematic Bias of Radiocarbon MethodWalanus, Adam (Department of Geosciences, The University of Arizona, 2009-01-01)Systematic bias of dates can became statistically significant regarding the growing global number of dates connected with the calibration curve plateau. For example, samples of true age in the span 800-700 BC are dated to be roughly 100 younger, on average. The curve of expected bias for a given age is presented. To avoid such a bias, the Bayesian paradigm probably must be modified in some way.