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Bchron is a Bayesian chronology model implemented in R.

The package enables quick calibration of radiocarbon dates under various calibration curves (including user generated ones); Age-depth modelling as per the algorithm of Haslett and Parnell (2008); Relative sea level rate estimation incorporating time uncertainty in polynomial regression models; and non-parametric phase modelling via Gaussian mixtures as a means to determine the activity of a site (and as an alternative to the Oxcal function SUM).

To install the development version of the package type:

# If required install remotes:
if(!require(remotes)) install.packages('remotes')

You can then explore the package with:

help(Bchronology) # Help on the chronology modelling function
help(BchronCalibrate) # Help on the calibrate function

To install the stable version of the package go to R and type:


Now start using Bchron!