A hands-on guide to using the R statistical computing system written specifically for archaeologists. It shows how to use the system to analyze many types of archaeological data. Part I includes tutorials on R, with applications to real archaeological data showing how to compute descriptive statistics, create tables, and produce a wide variety of charts and graphs. Part II addresses the major multivariate approaches used by archaeologists, including multiple regression (and the generalized linear model); multiple analysis of variance and discriminant analysis; principal components analysis; correspondence analysis; distances and scaling; and cluster analysis. Part III covers specialized topics in archaeology, including intra-site spatial analysis, seriation, and assemblage diversity.
This volume offers a critique of present practice and a series of exemplars, alongside discussion articles on field technique and post-excavation analysis. The articles range from urban survey to the study of finds. The book also considers if we need to develop specific field methods appropriate to the study of late antiquity.
This text provides insight for the Theory and Methods of Archaeology classes. Chapters focus on rigorous reasoning skills, types of argument, the main research orientations in archaeology, the basic procedural framework that underlies all schools of archaeology, and issues in archaeology raised by skeptical postmodernists.
This text introduces students to the theory and methods of describing and analyzing archaeological material obtained from the field in a laboratory setting. The many approaches include basic description and various forms of more detailed analyses of artifacts and other material.