Welcome to the GSA Short Course on *Age-Depth Modeling of Sedimentary Deposits*. This course had four sessions:

- A prep check-in on Sep 13, to make sure all relevant software on your computer is working
- On Sep 15 we discussed radiocarbon dating and calibration, and introduce how to make simple age-models
- On Sep 22 we looked at the theory and implementation of Bayesian age-depth models (mainly
`rbacon`

) - Then finally on Sep 29 we looked at details of rbacon, introduced rplum Pb-210 age-modelling and looked at some age-models for cores from the participants.

All sessions took place at 9-11am PDT (Pacific Daylight Time) on Zoom.

You will need to have a recent version of R installed for your operating system, at least version *4.1.1*. If you want, you can also install RStudio. Note that the version numbering differs between `R`

and `Rstudio`

; most important is to have a recent version of `R`

installed. Please install the following R packages, by typing or pasting the below command into the R terminal:

`install.packages(c("IntCal", "clam", "rbacon", "coffee", "rplum"))`

After these packages are installed, please try loading both and running `clam`

and `rbacon`

, so that we can be sure everything will work as expected during the sessions:

```
library(clam)
clam()
library(rbacon)
Bacon()
```