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Title: Quantifying Imprecisely Dated Sources
Subtitle: A New Inclusive Method for Charting Diachronic Change in Graeco-Roman Egypt
Author(s): VAN BEEK, Bart , DEPAUW, Mark
Journal: Ancient Society
Volume: 43    Date: 2013   
Pages: 101-114
DOI: 10.2143/AS.43.0.2992606

Abstract :
This article presents a new method for quantifying imprecisely dated sources developed in the course of the Trismegistos People project. By attributing a relative weight to each date connected to a document, a chronological analysis can combine precision, analyzing evolutions per year, with inclusivity, using all texts, regardless of how precisely they are dated. The same principle can be (and has been) applied to name attestations in the documents.

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