Archeologists Endeavor to Use Machine Learning to Identify if Prehistoric Humans Buried Their Dead

Sometimes it’s hard for archeologists to tell if a location is an ancient burial site or simply where someone died long ago. One group of researchers trained a machine learning algorithm to decipher between these two possibilities, as well as other situations. While the results of this group’s study are heavily disputed by other archeologists (and for good reason since there are many factors that need to be taken into consideration), the researchers say their conclusions can’t be discounted.

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