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Calibrated Expert Inference for Age Estimation in Paleodemography

Jutta Gampe, Svenja Weise; in Collaboration with Jesper L. Boldsen (University of Southern Denmark, Odense, Denmark), George R. Milner (Pennsylvania State University, USA)

Mortality patterns in historic populations have to be inferred mostly from skeletal remains. Trained osteologists can derive a wealth of information from bones. Still, tailored statistical methods are needed to obtain unbiased mortality estimates. Calibrated Expert Inference improves these existing approaches.Detailed description

Research keywords: Ageing, Mortality and Longevity; Statistics and Mathematics; Historical Demography; Biodemography

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