Project Status: Active – The project has reached a stable, usable state and is being actively developed.


Datasets for Chronological Modelling with ArchaeoPhases. This package provides models and data to reproduce results from ArchaeoPhases 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[1] 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 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.


Please note that the fasti project is released with a Contributor Code of Conduct. By contributing to this project, you agree to abide by its terms.

[1] To keep the package to a reasonable size, the ChronoModel files (.chr) are ignored when the package is built (only the output files are bundled). If you want to run the model on your machine, you must download the source package.



Dev status

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