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A Permutation Technique for the Spatial Analysis of the Distribution of Artifacts into Classes

  • Kenneth J. Berry (a1), Kenneth L. Kvamme (a2) and Paul W. Mielke (a3)


A permutation test for assessing intrasite patterning of artifact distributions in archaeological space is presented. This test requires none of the usual assumptions about the data; permits either exact locational or counts/grid data in one-, two-, or three-dimensional space; and provides an exact method for testing any hypothesis concerning the nonrandom allocation of artifacts into classes within a site.



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A Permutation Technique for the Spatial Analysis of the Distribution of Artifacts into Classes

  • Kenneth J. Berry (a1), Kenneth L. Kvamme (a2) and Paul W. Mielke (a3)


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