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# Mathematical Methods

It is the nature of archaeological material and of age measurements that
all methods are necessarily approximate and the errors assigned are never
statistically precise.
This package is not intended to be mathematically rigorous but rather to
provide distributions and numbers which are useful in archaeological
investigation.
Mathematicians and statisticians might realise that this has been written
by a physicist and some of the methods used (such as agreement indices) are
demonstrated to be useful indicators but no formal proof of their validity
is given.
In apologising for this in advance I would however say that I feel that
this is probably the most valuable approach to this type of problem where
undue rigour would probably lead to paralysis.