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Archaeological Measurement and Error

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Department
Archaeology
Course
ARH312Y1
Professor
E.Banning
Semester
Fall

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Tuesday September 2011Archaeological LaboratiesT BanningArchaeological Measurement and ErrorBasic Measurement TheoryFactors that affect the accuracy and precision of archaeological measurementsDirect Measurement Compare two things physicallyIndirect Measurement Difficult or impossible to measure directly Measure something you think is relatedproxy measures Ex Carbon dating when you have to do a calculation how wealthy is a person how many people lived on a site etcNorrolls TheoryScales of measurement Qualitative categorical vs Quantitative numerical Discrete ex number of people per family vs Continuos ex decimalsNominal Categorical qualitative ex colour Special nominal scale involving only 2 categories Dichotomous ex genderOrdinal Ranking qualitative ex seriationInterval Intervals conceived of being equal size with an arbitrary zero Quantitative ex calendar years OnlyormathsRatio Quantitative x andmaths ex length width thi
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