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Datasets for chronological modelling with chronos. This package provides models and data to reproduce results from chronos examples and vignettes.


You can install the latest version of fasti from our repository with:

install.packages("fasti", repos = "")


The inst/ directory contains:

  • ChronoModel v2.0.18 project files and output files (in the chronomodel/ subdirectory).
  • OxCal v4.4.4 script and output files (in the oxcal/ subdirectory).
  • BCal output files (in the bcal/ subdirectory).


This package allows to replicate the following results:

  • ksarakil: chronology of Ksâr’Akil (Lebanon) – Bosch et al.
  • lezoux: chronology of a potter’s kiln from Lezoux (France) – Menessier-Jouannet et al. (1995)
## Install chronos
# install.packages("chronos")

## Import ChronoModel output
lezoux_path <- system.file("chronomodel/lezoux/Chain_all_Events.csv", 
                           package = "fasti")
lezoux_event <- read_chronomodel_events(lezoux_path, sep = ";", dec = ",")

## Plot MCMC sample
plot(lezoux_event, interval = "hpdi")


This package allows to replicate Bosch et al. (2015) results with OxCal (and ChronoModel).

## Install and load oxcAAR
# install.packages("oxcAAR")

## Download and setup OxCal

## Import the OxCal script
path_script <- system.file("oxcal/ksarakil.oxcal", package = "fasti")
ksarakil_script <- paste0(readLines(path_script), collapse = "\n")

## Execute OxCal
ksarakil_file <- executeOxcalScript(ksarakil_script)
ksarakil_text <- readOxcalOutput(ksarakil_file)
ksarakil_data <- parseFullOxcalOutput(ksarakil_text)

## Get the MCMC samples
path_mcmc <- paste0(dirname(ksarakil_file), "/MCMC_Sample.csv")
mcmc <- read.csv(path_mcmc, header = TRUE, sep = ",", dec = ".")


Bosch, M. D., Mannino, M. A., Prendergast, A. L., O’Connell, T. C., Demarchi, B., Taylor, S. M., Niven, L., van der Plicht, J. and Hublin, J.-J. (2015). New Chronology for Ksâr’Akil (Lebanon) Supports Levantine Route of Modern Human Dispersal into Europe. Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, 112(25): 7683-8. DOI: 10.1073/pnas.1501529112.

Menessier-Jouannet, C., Bucur IIiana, E. J., Lanos P., Miallier D. (1995). Convergence de la typologie de céramiques et de trois méthodes chronométriques pour la datation d’un four de potier à Lezoux (Puy-de-Dôme). Revue d’Archéométrie, 19: 37-47. DOI: 10.3406/arsci.1995.926.


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