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Quantifying Archaeology
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QUANTIFYING ARCHAEOLOGY

PAPERBACK BY SHENNAN, STEPHEN

£45.00

ISBN
9780748607914
IMPRINT
EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
 
 
EDITION
2ND REVISED EDITION
PUBLISHER
EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
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FORMAT
PAPERBACK
PAGES
432 pages
PUBLICATION DATE
01 JUL 1997

DESCRIPTION

The second edition of this popular texbook introduces archaeology students to the use of statistics in their subject. Based on the author's long-running undergraduate course, it explains the relevant areas of statistics in terms that archaeology students can easily assimilate. This new edition includes a wider range of topics presented in greater depth, reflecting the subject's growing importance within archaeology.

CONTENTS

Quantifying descriptions; picture summaries of a single variable; numerical summaries of a single variable; an introduction to statistical inference; the Chi-squared test; beyond Chi-squared - describing association between two nominal scale variables; numeric variables - the normal distribution; relationships between two numeric variables - correlation and regression; when the regression doesn't fit; facing up to complexity; numerical classification in archaeology; simplifying complex spaces - the role of multivariate analysis; probabilistic sampling in archaeology.