Professor Alex Bayliss of Historic England, leader of the Orkney study, said: ‘This study shows that new statistical analysis of the large numbers of radiocarbon dates that are now available in British archaeology really changes what we can know about our pasts.
People in the Neolithic made choices, just like us, about all sorts of things – where to live, how to bury their dead, how to farm, where and when to gather together – and those choices are just beginning to come into view through archaeology.
It was led by Professor Alex Bayliss of Historic England and is based on the interrogation of more than 600 radiocarbon dates, enabling much more precise estimates of the timing and duration of events in the period c.3200-2500 BC.
The study is part of a much wider project, The Times of Their Lives, funded by the European Research Council (2012–2107; eu), which has applied the same methodology to a wider series of case studies across Neolithic Europe.
The results of this research are very interesting and could potentially give online daters a better understanding of their own odds in the online dating scene. Before getting into the results, it is important to understand the relationship interests of those people using the online dating used for the study.
According to the research data, 39% of people in the research pool had stated on their profile that they were hoping to start a long-term relationship, 26% were “just looking/curious”, while 9% stated that they were specifically looking for a casual relationship.
In online dating, education tends to function as a “proxy for resources and future provision as it can represent economic advantages,” study co-author Stephen Whyte said in a statement.
A new study, published in Antiquity journal, is challenging the previously understood narrative for prehistoric life on Orkney.
Hitsch and Ali Hortaçsu of the University of Chicago and Dan Ariely of MIT, is worth examining.
“What Makes You Click: An Empirical Analysis of Online Dating” looks at what sort of demographic attributes (physical features, income, education, etc.) contribute to a better or worse chance of receiving an introductory email from a potential match or positive response to their own introductory email.
But, as that highly educated cohort ages, they care less about how much schooling a potential mate obtained.
Less educated daters show the opposite trend: they tend to care more about connecting with those of the same education level as they get older.