Archaeology and geostatistics

Lloyd, C. D. and Atkinson, Peter M. (2004) Archaeology and geostatistics. Journal of Archaeological Science, 31 (2). pp. 151-165. ISSN 0305-4403

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Abstract

Geostatistics is used in many different disciplines to characterise spatial variation and for spatial prediction, spatial simulation and sampling design. Archaeology is an inherently spatial discipline and the models and tools provided by geostatistics should be as valuable in archaeology as they are in other disciplines that are concerned with spatially varying properties. However, there have, so far, been few applications of geostatistics in archaeology. This paper seeks to highlight some of the key tools provided by geostatistics and to show, through two case studies, how they may be employed in archaeological applications. Some relevant literature is summarised and two case studies are presented based on the analysis of (i) Roman pottery and (ii) soil phosphate data.

Item Type: Journal Article
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Archaeological Science
Additional Information: M1 - 2
Uncontrolled Keywords: /dk/atira/pure/subjectarea/asjc/1200/1202
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Departments: Faculty of Science and Technology
ID Code: 77019
Deposited By: ep_importer_pure
Deposited On: 11 Dec 2015 11:24
Refereed?: Yes
Published?: Published
Last Modified: 01 Jan 2020 09:29
URI: https://eprints.lancs.ac.uk/id/eprint/77019

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