Differentiating between cutting actions on bone using 3D Geometric Morphometrics and Bayesian analyses with implications to human evolution

Studies of bone surface modifications (BSMs) such as cut marks are crucial to our understanding of human and earlier hominin subsistence behavior. Over the last several decades, however, BSM identification has remained contentious, particularly in terms of identifying the earliest instances of hominin butchery; there has been a lack of consensus over how to identify…

Never tell me the odds!

  Never tell me the odds! eoc/jw February 13, 2018 Han Solo, the Bayesian Archaeologist? About a week ago on the QUANTARCH FB page Jesse Wolfhagen and I posted R-code to accompany “Count Bayesie’s” excellent introductory example of Bayesian inference using Han Solo. This is a wonderful tool to introduce Bayesian thinking, in everyday language,…