9780521566667

Sampling in Archaeology

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  • ISBN13:

    9780521566667

  • ISBN10:

    0521566665

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 2000-05-18
  • Publisher: Cambridge University Press
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Summary

The first overview of sampling for archaeologists for over twenty years, this manual offers a comprehensive account of the application of statistical sampling theory that is essential to modern archaeological practice, at a range of scales, from the regional to the microscopic. 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 the latest developments in the field, and the presentation is clear and user friendly. The formal mathematics is available in an appendix, which is cross-referenced with the main text.

Author Biography

Clive Orton is Reader in Quantitative Archaeology at the Institute of Archaeology, University College London.

Table of Contents

List of illustrations
vi
List of tables
ix
Acknowledgements x
All the world's a sample
1(13)
A little of what you fancy?
14(26)
If this is the sample, what was the population?
40(27)
Covering the ground
67(45)
What's in a site?
112(36)
The answer lies in the soil
148(29)
`But many sanguine people hope, to see them through a microscope'
177(14)
`In its depths, what treasures'
191(15)
Beyond random sampling
206(4)
Appendix 210(14)
Bibliography 224(24)
Index 248

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