shoredate: Shoreline Dating Coastal Stone Age Sites

Provides tools for shoreline dating coastal Stone Age sites. The implemented method was developed in Roalkvam (2023) <doi:10.1016/j.quascirev.2022.107880> for the Norwegian Skagerrak coast. Although it can be extended to other areas, this also forms the core area for application of the package. Shoreline dating is based on the present-day elevation of a site, a reconstruction of past relative sea-level change, and empirically derived estimates of the likely elevation of the sites above the contemporaneous sea-level when they were in use. The geographical and temporal coverage of the method thus follows from the availability of local geological reconstructions of shoreline displacement and the degree to which the settlements to be dated have been located on or close to the shoreline when they were in use. Methods for numerical treatment and visualisation of the dates are provided, along with basic tools for visualising and evaluating the location of sites.

Version: 1.1.1
Depends: R (≥ 3.5.0)
Imports: ggplot2, ggrepel, ggridges, ggspatial, sf, terra, utils
Suggests: covr, elevatr, knitr, rmarkdown, testthat (≥ 3.0.0), vdiffr, rnaturalearth
Published: 2023-10-24
DOI: 10.32614/CRAN.package.shoredate
Author: Isak Roalkvam ORCID iD [aut, cre]
Maintainer: Isak Roalkvam <isakroa at>
License: GPL (≥ 3)
NeedsCompilation: no
Language: en-US
Citation: shoredate citation info
Materials: README NEWS
CRAN checks: shoredate results


Reference manual: shoredate.pdf
Vignettes: Applying shoredate to other regions
shoredate: Shoreline dating Stone Age sites on the Norwegian Skagerrak coast


Package source: shoredate_1.1.1.tar.gz
Windows binaries: r-devel:, r-release:, r-oldrel:
macOS binaries: r-release (arm64): shoredate_1.1.1.tgz, r-oldrel (arm64): shoredate_1.1.1.tgz, r-release (x86_64): shoredate_1.1.1.tgz, r-oldrel (x86_64): shoredate_1.1.1.tgz
Old sources: shoredate archive


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