ESASites: Early Stone Age Sites - Norway

Description Usage Format Details Source Examples

Description

Data on 43 Early Stone Age assemblages in Norway come originally from Bølviken et al (1982).

Usage

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data("ESASites")

Format

A data frame with 43 observations on the following 16 variables.

TA

Tanged Arrows

BA

Blade Arrows

TOA

Transverse and Oblique Arrows

AA

Atypical Arrows

M

Microliths

FK

Flake Knives

BK

Blade Knives

NK

Notched Knives

CFS

Core and Flake Scrapers

BS

Blade Scrapers

DS

Disc Scrapers

Bu

Burins

Ax

Axes

Ch

Chisels

SAx

Slate Axes

Pf

Perforators

Details

Data on 43 Early Stone Age assemblages in Norway come originally from Bølviken et al (1982). The data were scanned from Table A5 (Appendix A) in Baxter (1994).

Source

Baxter, M. J. 1994. Exploratory Multivariate Analysis in Archaeology. Edinburgh University Press. Edinburgh.

Bølviken, E., E. Helskog, K. Helskog, I. M. Holm-Olsen, L. Solheim, and R. Bertelsen. 1982. Correspondence Analysis: An Alternative to Principal Components. World Archaeology 14: 41-60.

Examples

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data(ESASites)
NS <- rowSums(ESASites)
NT <- rowSums(ESASites > 0)
plot(NS, NT, xlab="Number of Artifacts", ylab="Number of Types", main="Early Stone Age Sites",
    las=1)


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