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Author Banning, E. B. (Edward Bruce), 1955-

Title The archaeologist's laboratory : the analysis of archaeological data / E.B. Banning.

Published New York : Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers, [2000]
©2000

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 UniM Bail f  930.1 BANN    AVAILABLE
Physical description xviii, 316 pages : illustrations ; 28 cm
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Compilations 2 -- Explanations 2 -- Analytical Strategies 3 -- 2. What Are Data? 7 -- Scales of Measurement 8 -- Graphic Summaries of Data 21 -- 3. Systematics, Compilations, and Database Design 35 -- Systematics 35 -- Compilations: Database Design 57 -- 4. Research Design and Sampling 73 -- 5. Quantification: Abundance and Other Measures in Archaeology 93 -- Assessing Abundance in Samples 94 -- Estimates of Population Parameters 103 -- Indirect Measures 108 -- Nonabundance Measures 109 -- 6. Probability and Testing Statistical Hypotheses 117 -- "Verifying" Hypotheses 117 -- Probability 118 -- Parametric Tests 120 -- Z-Test 121 -- Tests Based on Other Distributions 124 -- Bayesian Inference 126 -- 7. Basic Artifact Conservation 129 -- Artifacts in the Burial Environment 130 -- Collecting Artifacts in the Field 130 -- Handling Artifacts in the Laboratory 130 -- Simple Cleaning of Artifacts 131 -- Storage of Archaeological Collections 132 -- Collection Monitoring and Condition Census 135 -- Conservation Documentation 135 -- Pottery Refitting 135 -- Removing Samples for Analysis 137 -- Ethical Issues 137 -- 8. Analysing Lithics 141 -- Ground-Stone Tools 151 -- Research on Chipped and Ground Lithics 155 -- 9. Analysing Pottery 161 -- Ceramic Technological Analysis 164 -- Functional Analysis 178 -- Other Approaches to Pottery 183 -- 10. Analysing Osteological and Other Faunal Remains 187 -- Types of Faunal Remains 187 -- Taphonomy and Faunal Assemblages 188 -- Animal Taxonomy 189 -- Mammalian Anatomy 189 -- Anatomy of Birds 191 -- Anatomy of Bony Fish 193 -- Anatomy of Molluscs 194 -- Identifying Taxa 196 -- Determining Sex 197 -- Age at Death 198 -- Seasonality 199 -- Paleoecology 200 -- Biostratigraphy 201 -- Domestication of Animals 201 -- Taxonomic Abundance--Menu Preference 202 -- Elemental Abundance--Choice of Cut 203 -- Butchering Practices 204 -- Mortality Profiles--Hunting Strategies and Herd Management 204 -- Paleopathology 205 -- Trace Elements, Isotopes, and Diet 206 -- 11. Analysing Plant Remains 213 -- Types of Plant Remains 213 -- Macrofossils 214 -- Seeds and Nuts 215 -- Wood Charcoal and Parenchymous Parts 217 -- Microfossils 218 -- Chemical Traces 222 -- Plant Taphonomy and Preservation 223 -- Ecological Archaeology and Reconstructing Paleoenvironments 225 -- Reconstructing Paleodiets and Plant Use 225 -- Plant Domestication 226 -- Agricultural History and Land Use 228 -- Plant Processing and Agricultural Activity 228 -- Seasonality 228 -- 12. Soils, Sediments, and Geomorphology 235 -- Soils and Sediments 235 -- Lithostratigraphy and Archaeological Stratigraphy 235 -- Texture and Particle Characteristics 236 -- Particle Shape 239 -- Sediment Color 241 -- pH 241 -- Phosphates 243 -- Geomorphology and Site-Formation Processes 243 -- Environmental Interpretation 245 -- Cultural Interpretation 245 -- Stratigraphic Correlations 246 -- 13. Seriation 249 -- Multidimensional Scaling and Correspondence Analysis 253 -- A Bayesian Approach to Seriation 253 -- Use and Interpretation of Seriations 254 -- 14. Stratigraphy 257 -- Harris Matrix 259 -- Grouping Stratigraphic Units 262 -- Associating Noncontiguous Stratigraphic Units 262 -- 15. Interpreting Radiocarbon Dates 265 -- Kinds of Dates and Events 265 -- What are Radiocarbon "Dates"? 267 -- Date Calibration 268 -- Comparing Dates 270 -- Radiocarbon Software 271 -- Combining Radiocarbon and Stratigraphic Evidence 272 -- 16. Archaeological Illustration 277 -- Early Archaeological Illustration 277 -- Styles of Representation and Basic Conventions 278 -- Basic Equipment and Supplies 278 -- Lithic Illustration 279 -- Pottery Illustration 282 -- Illustrating "Small Finds" 287 -- Maps and Plans 287 -- Stratigraphic Sections 290 -- Computer Scanners 290 -- Computer Graphics 291 -- Preparing Graphics for Publication 291.
Subject Archaeology -- Methodology.
Archaeology -- Laboratory manuals.
ISBN 0306463695