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

Published online by Cambridge University Press:  20 January 2017

Kenneth J. Berry
Affiliation:
Department of Sociology,Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523
Kenneth L. Kvamme
Affiliation:
Department of Anthropology,Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523
Paul W. Mielke Jr.
Affiliation:
Department of Statistics, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, CO 80523

Abstract

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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Copyright © Society for American Archaeology 1980

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