Taking a jargon-free approach, this guidebook introduces the basic principles of statistics to archaeologists. The author covers the necessary techniques for analyzing data collected in the field and laboratory as well as for evaluating the significance of the relationships between variables. In addition, chapters discuss the special concerns of working with samples. This well-illustrated guide features several practice problems making it an ideal text for students in archaeology and anthropology.
Praise for the first edition: "Robert Drennan has done the field a great service." (Larry R. Kimball, American Antiquity, Vol 62 (1997) "There is a great deal to recommend this book... It is written in an engaging style...and it is consistently focused on the practical problems of archaeological analysis." (Robert E. Dewar, SAS Bulletin, July 1997) "...this book is highly recommended." (Gary Lock, American Journal of Archaeology, Vol 101 (1997) "I will use this book when I teach statistics in the future, and I will gladly recommend it to others." (Randall McGuire, Historical Archaeology, Vol 32 (1998) "an excellent introductory textbook ...introducing complex ideas on statistics to students in a practical, non-threatening way... [It] will help us to train our students to be better consumers of the statistical analyses they must deal with throughout their careers." (Mark Aldendorfer, Journal of Field Archaeology, Vol 25 (1998) "Robert Drennan has done the field a great service." (American Antiquity) "Statistics for Archaeologists effectively integrates both traditional statistical methods and more recent techniques of exploratory data analysis (EDA)...One of the major strengths of this book is its emphasis on sampling...Drennan has produced a usable and insightful statistics text." (Journal of Field Archaeology, 1998)
From the Contents:Numerical Exploration.- Random Sampling.- Relationships between Two Variables.- Index.
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