Bayesian Chronological Modeling Workshop

The Smithsonian Institution will host its first ever Bayesian Chronological Modeling Workshop for the 83rd Annual Society for American Archaeology (SAA) Meeting in Washington, DC. 

Dr. Tony Krus & Dr. Derek Hamilton, the ‘Chronological Modeling Team’ from the Scottish Universities Environmental Research Center (SUERC) at the University of Glasgow, will teach this two-day interactive workshop. Space is very limited, so sign up now to learn how to develop and critically evaluate archaeological applications of Bayesian chronological modeling.

Day 1 (Tuesday, 10 April 2018, 09:00 to 16:30) will cover an introduction to radiocarbon dating and Bayesian chronological modeling. Day 2 (Wednesday, 11 April 2018, 09:00 to 16:30) will cover the more advanced features in OxCal and provide more practical work with creating complex models.

A printed workbook designed for the workshop will also be provided to all participants. The workbook will include descriptions of fundamental chronological modeling techniques, exercises demonstrating different techniques, and an annotated bibliography of key literature.

Registration for the workshop can be done online at the following website: