QUANTARCH Symposium: Call for Abstracts!

  Call for submissions to the second SAA sponsored QUANTARCH poster symposium – Submission deadline: August 25th 2018, 11:59 PM EST The SAA’s Quantitative Methods and Statistical Computing in Archaeology Interest Group (QUANTARCH) is accepting abstract submissions for our 2nd poster symposium, entitled “Novel Statistical Techniques in Archaeology”, to be held at the 84th Annual…

Bayesian Statistics in Archaeology

Null hypothesis significance testing (NHST) is the most common statistical framework used by scientists, including archaeologists. Owing to increasing dissatisfaction, however, Bayesian inference has become an alternative to these methods. In this article, we review the application of Bayesian statistics to archaeology. We begin with a simple example to demonstrate the differences in applying NHST…