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Calibrated Expert Inference for Age Estimation in Paleodemography

Jutta Gampe; in Collaboration with Svenja Weise, Jesper L. Boldsen (both: 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, Biodemography, Historical Demography, Statistics and Mathematics

The Max Planck Institute for Demographic Research (MPIDR) in Rostock is one of the leading demographic research centers in the world. It's part of the Max Planck Society, the internationally renowned German research society.