The Annals of Applied Statistics

Discussion of: Statistical analysis of an archaeological find

Randall Ingermanson

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Abstract

We critique the analysis by A. Feuerverger of an archaeological find that has been alleged by some to be the tomb of Jesus of Nazareth. We show that his analysis rests on six faulty assumptions that have been severely criticized by historians, archaeologists, and scholars in related disciplines. We summarize the results of an alternative computation using Bayes’ theorem that estimates a probability of less than 2% that the Talpiot tomb belongs to Jesus of Nazareth.

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Source
Ann. Appl. Stat. Volume 2, Number 1 (2008), 84-90.

Dates
First available in Project Euclid: 24 March 2008

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http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aoas/1206367811

Digital Object Identifier
doi:10.1214/08-AOAS99G

Zentralblatt MATH identifier
05270337

Mathematical Reviews number (MathSciNet)
MR2415593

Citation

Ingermanson, Randall. Discussion of: Statistical analysis of an archaeological find. Ann. Appl. Stat. 2 (2008), no. 1, 84--90. doi:10.1214/08-AOAS99G. http://projecteuclid.org/euclid.aoas/1206367811.


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