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Sampling in Archaeology : Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology - Clive Orton

Sampling in Archaeology

Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology

Hardcover Published: 5th November 2000
ISBN: 9780521562263
Number Of Pages: 274

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The first overview of sampling for archaeologists for over twenty years, this manual offers a comprehensive account of the applications of statistical sampling theory which are essential to modern archaeological practice at a range of scales, from the regional to the microscopic. Bringing archaeologists up to date with an aspect of their work which is often misunderstood, it includes a discussion of the relevance of sampling theory to archaeological interpretation, and considers its fundamental place in fieldwork and post-excavation study. It demonstrates the vast range of techniques that are available, only some of which are widely used by archaeologists. A section on statistical theory also reviews latest developments in the field, and the formal mathematics is available in an appendix, cross-referenced with the main text.

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"...probably one of the best books written on sampling and sampling statistics...I would recommend it most highly, as it provides one of the most succinct assessments of sampling in archaeology to date." Canadian Journal of Archaeology "This book provides good advice on designing and planning archaelogical studies and contains an extensive up-to-date bibliography." Journal of Anthropological Research

List of illustrationsp. vi
List of tablesp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. x
All the world's a samplep. 1
A little of what you fancy?p. 14
If this is the sample, what was the population?p. 40
Covering the groundp. 67
What's in a site?p. 112
The answer lies in the soilp. 148
'But many sanguine people hope, to see them through a microscope'p. 177
'In its depths, what treasures'p. 191
Beyond random samplingp. 206
Appendixp. 210
Bibliographyp. 224
Indexp. 248
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ISBN: 9780521562263
ISBN-10: 0521562260
Series: Cambridge Manuals in Archaeology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 274
Published: 5th November 2000
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 25.48 x 18.01  x 1.8
Weight (kg): 0.69

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