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Re: orion-list Cave 4 linen and deposit date


Simm's confidence intervals assume a normal distribution.   If the
distribution were mound shaped, for example,   two sigma would only indicate
a 75% confidence,  3 sigma an 89% confidence.  So I don't think the
radiocarbon dating evidence is conclusive.    An 89% confidence would
perhaps include the contested date.

Randall Larsen
University of Hawaii at Manoa

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