Quantifying Archaeology

Quantifying Archaeology

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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.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 138 x 212 x 26mm | 539.78g
  • EDINBURGH UNIVERSITY PRESS
  • Edinburgh, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 0748607919
  • 9780748607914
  • 1,769,462

Review quote

This is a satisfying book that I would recommend to undergraduate students and professionalarchaeologists alike. -- Andy Boddington, Royal Archaeological Institute This is a book that will be invaluable to those undergraduates and researchers looking for an up-to-date guide to the use of numerical methods in archaeology. -- A M Pollard Shennan's book is clearly one of the most comprehensive, even readable, introductions tostatistical methods as they are applied to archaeology. This is a satisfying book that I would recommend to undergraduate students and professionalarchaeologists alike. This is a book that will be invaluable to those undergraduates and researchers looking for an up-to-date guide to the use of numerical methods in archaeology. Shennan's book is clearly one of the most comprehensive, even readable, introductions tostatistical methods as they are applied to archaeology.show more

Table of 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.show more

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