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Geochronology, 3, 229–245, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-3-229-2021
Geochronology, 3, 229–245, 2021
https://doi.org/10.5194/gchron-3-229-2021
Research article
28 Apr 2021
Research article | 28 Apr 2021

Towards an improvement of optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) age uncertainties: modelling OSL ages with systematic errors, stratigraphic constraints and radiocarbon ages using the R package BayLum

Guillaume Guérin et al.

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This paper demonstrates how to model optically stimulated luminescence (OSL) and radiocarbon ages in a Bayesian framework, using a dedicated software tool called BayLum. We show the effect of stratigraphic constraints, of modelling the covariance of ages when the same equipment is used for a series of OSL samples, and of including independent ages on a chronological inference. The improvement in chronological resolution is significant.