EIAGraves: Early Iron Age Graves - Tell el-Far'ah, Palestine

Description Usage Format Details Source Examples

Description

Counts of 52 different ceramic types in 6 large tombs and 10 broadly contemporaneous groups of tombs.

Usage

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data("EIAGraves")

Format

A data frame with 52 rows (ceramic types) found in 16 units (a grave or a group of graves).

Type

Ceramic type number

G100

19 broadly contemporaneous graves and tombs

G200B

30 broadly contemporaneous graves and tombs

G200C

28 broadly contemporaneous graves and tombs

G201

An indidivual tomb

G229

An indidivual tomb

G500N

19 broadly contemporaneous graves and tombs

G532

An indidivual tomb

G542

An indidivual tomb

G552

An indidivual tomb

G562

An indidivual tomb

G600

52 broadly contemporaneous graves and tombs

G800

39 broadly contemporaneous graves and tombs

G900B

41 broadly contemporaneous graves and tombs

G900L

3 broadly contemporaneous graves and tombs

G900S

5 broadly contemporaneous graves and tombs

G900U

7 broadly contemporaneous graves and tombs

Details

The data on counts of 52 different ceramic types in 6 large tombs and 10 broadly contemporaneous groups of tombs come from Tell el-Far'ah (South), Palestine. They were originally published in McClellan (1979). The data were scanned from Table 2.5 in Baxter (2003, p. 25-6). The 52 rows correspond to different pottery types found in association with the burials.

Source

Baxter, M. J. 2003. Statistics in Archaeology. Arnold, London.

McClellan, T. L. 1979. Chronology of the 'Philistine' Burials at Tell el-Farah (South). Journal of Field Archaeology 6: 57-73.

Examples

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data(EIAGraves)
# How many ceramics of each type?
# Exclude the first column which is the ceramic type number
rowSums(EIAGraves[, -1])
# How many tomb groups contain each type?
rowSums(EIAGraves[, -1]>0)
# How many ceramics in each tomb group?
colSums(EIAGraves[, -1])
# How many types are found in each tomb group?
colSums(EIAGraves[, -1]>0)


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