Data-Driven Pyramidology: From Pseudoscience to Data Science

20 Pages Posted: 11 Mar 2021

Date Written: March 7, 2021

Abstract

A new method for estimating the ages of Egyptian pyramids using a data-driven approach is described. Measurements of eight pyramids (Meidum, Bent, Red, Khufu, Khafre, Menkaure, Sahure, and Neferirkare) reveal correlations that can be exploited and used to estimate the ages of older pyramids from more recent ones. Preliminary results using a linear regression model support the possibility that some pyramids could have been built over pre-existing structures several hundred to several thousand years older than the pyramids themselves.

Suggested Citation

Carlotto, Mark, Data-Driven Pyramidology: From Pseudoscience to Data Science (March 7, 2021). Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3799582 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.3799582

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