Upper Paleolithic End Scrapers from Castenet A and Ferrassie H, France

Description

Data on 3000 Upper Paleolithic end scrapers from two sites analyzed by James Sackett (1966) and reanalyzed by Dwight Read (1974 and 2007).

Usage

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Format

A data frame with 48 observations on the following 6 variables.

Width

Width: Narrow, Wide

Sides

Sides: Convergent, Parallel

Curvature

End Curvature: Round, Medium, Shallow

Retouched

Retouching: Retouched, Unretouched

Site

Site: Castenet A, Ferrassie H

Freq

Number of end scrapers

Details

The scrapers are grouped on 5 categorical variables into 48 groups. Sackett's analysis employed Chi square and the examination of residuals. Read used the data to illustrate loglinear modelling.The data come from Tables IV and VIII (pp 373 and 380) in Sackett's original article

Source

Sackett, James R. 1966. Quantitative Analysis of Upper Paleolithic Stone Tools. American Anthropologist 68(2): 356–394.

References

Read, Dwight W. 1974. Some Comments on Typologies in Archaeology and an Outline of a Methodology. American Antiquity 39: 216-242.

Read, Dwight W. 2007. Artifact Classification: A Conceptual and Methodological Approach. Left Coast Press.

Examples

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data(EndScrapers)
xtabs(Freq~Site+Curvature, EndScrapers)
xtabs(Freq~Curvature+Sides+Site, EndScrapers)

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