Counts of 5 different stone artifact types from 33 Mesolithic sites in Britain.
A data frame with 33 observations on the following 5 variables.
Number of microliths
Number of scrapers
Number of burins
Number of axes
Number of saws
Data on 33 Mesolithic (9000 - 4000 BCE) assemblages are a subset Pitts (1979) extracted from a set published by Mellars (1976). The data were scanned from Table A3 (Appendix A) in Baxter (1994).
Baxter, M. J. 1994. Exploratory Multivariate Analysis in Archaeology. Edinburgh University Press. Edinburgh.
Mellars, P. 1976. Settlement Patterns and Industrial Variability in the British Mesolithic. In Problems in Economic and Social Archaeology, edited by Sieveking, G de G., I. H. Longworth, and K. E. Wilson, pp 375-99. Duckworth, London.
Pitts, M. W. 1979. Hides and Antlers: A New Look at the Gatherer-Hunter Site at Star Carr, North Yorkshire, England. World Archaeology 11: 32-44.
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