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Micro-Seriation: A Method for Fine Chronologic Differentiation

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 January 2017


The value and need for the micro-seriation of archaeological data are discussed, and a non-typological approach is described. Excavated and surface material from the Cibola region of New Mexico are seriated by two different techniques: factor scores and multidimensional scaling. The results are compared with stratigraphic and dendrochronologic data. It is argued that the methods produce useful results and that time differences of about a decade can be determined.

Copyright © The Society for American Archaeology 1975

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