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Spatial Analysis in Archaeology : New Studies in Archaeology - Ian Hodder

Spatial Analysis in Archaeology

New Studies in Archaeology

Paperback

Published: 3rd December 1979
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This 1976 text is a pioneering study in the applications to archaeology of modern statistical and quantitative techniques. The authors show how these techniques, when sensitively employed, can dramatically extend and refine the information presented in distribution maps and other analyses of spatial relationships. Techniques of interpretation 'by inspection' can now be made more powerful and rigorous; at the same time interest has turned from the examination of such sites and artefacts as 'things' to the spatial relationships between such things, their relationships to one another and to landscape features, soils and other resources. This book was the first to apply the available techniques systematically to the special problems and interests of archaeologists. It also demonstrates to geographers and other social scientists who may be familiar with analogous applications in their own fields the exciting interdisciplinary developments this facilitates, for example in studies of exchange networks, trade and settlement patterns, and cultural history.

Preface
Introduction
Archaeological distribution maps: a quantified approach and associated problems
Point pattern analysis
Some models for settlement patterns
The distribution of single artefact types
The association between distributions
The relationship between sites and other features
Conclusion
Appendix
Index
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ISBN: 9780521297387
ISBN-10: 0521297389
Series: New Studies in Archaeology
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 3rd December 1979
Publisher: CAMBRIDGE UNIV PR
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.86 x 15.24  x 1.63
Weight (kg): 0.42