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Nearest Neighbors, Boundary Effect, and the Old Flag Trick: A General Solution

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 January 2017

Charles H. McNutt*
Department of Anthropology, Memphis State University, Memphis, TN 38152


This paper presents a method for quantifying "boundary effect" in square, rectangular, triangular, and circular study areas. It is based upon a very different, theoretically oriented modification of the classic computation methods, is applicable to the variously shaped study areas described, and produces results which approximate simulation data quite closely.

Copyright © Society for American Archaeology 1981

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