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December 2013 The tomb next door: An update to “Statistical analysis of an archeological find”
Andrey Feuerverger
Ann. Appl. Stat. 7(4): 2081-2105 (December 2013). DOI: 10.1214/13-AOAS677


In June of 2010 access via robotic means was obtained to a tomb adjacent to the one studied in Feuerverger [Ann. Appl. Stat. 2 (2008) 3–54]. In this update, we lay out and attempt to interpret the remarkable findings from this second tomb and comment on the statistical and scientific significance of these new data and of their possible inferential connections to the data from the first tomb. Readers are then invited to formulate their own conclusions.


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Andrey Feuerverger. "The tomb next door: An update to “Statistical analysis of an archeological find”." Ann. Appl. Stat. 7 (4) 2081 - 2105, December 2013.


Published: December 2013
First available in Project Euclid: 23 December 2013

zbMATH: 06275407
MathSciNet: MR3161714
Digital Object Identifier: 10.1214/13-AOAS677

Keywords: A priori hypotheses , Book of Jonah , coincidence , exploratory and confirmatory experiments , ossuaries , resurrection , scientific inference , statistical inference

Rights: Copyright © 2013 Institute of Mathematical Statistics

Vol.7 • No. 4 • December 2013
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