The IntCal package also provides some functions related to radiocarbon calibration. First there are two functions to calculate radiocarbon ages from pMC values (in this case of a postbomb date):

`pMC.age(150, 1)`

`## [1] -3257 53`

and the other way round:

`age.pMC(-2300, 40)`

`## [1] 133.000 0.661`

We can also obtain the calibrated probability distributions from radiocarbon dates, e.g. one of 130 +- 20 C14 BP:

```
.130 <- caldist(130, 20, BCAD=TRUE)
calibplot(calib.130, type="l")
```

For reporting purposes, calibrated dates are often reduced to their 95% highest posterior density (hpd) ranges (please report all, not just your favourite one!):

`hpd(calib.130)`

```
## from to perc
## [1,] 1683 1738 24.4
## [2,] 1755 1761 1.8
## [3,] 1801 1938 68.6
```

Want a plot of the radiocarbon and calibrated dates, together with their hpd ranges?

`calibrate(130,20)`

You can also draw one or more calibrated distributions:

```
set.seed(123)
<- sort(runif(5, 100, 1000))
dates <- .05*dates
errors <- 0:4
depths <- c("my", "very", "own", "simulated", "dates")
labels draw.dates(dates, errors, depths, BCAD=TRUE, labels=labels, cal.lim=range(dates, 600, 1700))
```

or add them to an existing plot:

```
plot(0, type="n", xlim=c(600, 1700), ylim=c(5,-1), xlab="AD", ylab="dates")
draw.dates(dates, errors, depths, BCAD=TRUE, add=TRUE, labels=labels)
```