This database is a resource and not a finished product; as such it is only as valuable as the uses that are made of it.
To provide some insights into its potential a few broad-brush analyses of the data are provided here:
Dates on human bone
Basic overview of the spread of dates derived from human bone, demonstrating the potential of the database's 'sample material' field.
Distribution of radiocarbon dates
Overview of the geographical distribution of dates across the study area, demonstrating the potential of the database's grid reference fields.
Number of dates relating to each century
Basic analysis of the spread of radiocarbon dates across time, demonstrating an application of the database's calibration fields.
Rate of growth in dates / publications
Study of the development of the radiocarbon corpus over time, demonstrating the potential of the database's bibliographic reference field.