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Ageing the elderly: A new approach to the estimation of the age-at-death distribution from skeletal remains

McFadden, Clare; Cave, Christine; Oxenham, Marc

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This study reports on the use of a proportional measure to estimate the age‐at‐death distribution of an assemblage and, when combined with a seriation method, additionally estimate the age‐at‐death of individuals. Traditional methods of estimating age‐at‐death suffer from a number of issues, including decreasing accuracy with increasing age, age mimicry of the reference population, and difficulty balancing accuracy with precision. A new method is proposed for estimating the age‐at‐death...[Show more]

CollectionsANU Research Publications
Date published: 2019-10-24
Type: Journal article
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1885/220175
Source: International Journal of Osteoarchaeology
DOI: 10.1002/oa.2820

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