Ceramic Dating and Type Associations

Author(s): Keith Kintigh

Editor(s): Jeffrey Hantman; Rachel Most

Year: 2006


This chapter examines a number of issues associated with dating archaeological sites based on the joint occurrence of artifact types. The approach presented permits a quantitative evaluation of the degree of association (or disassociation) of types based on their frequency of co-occurrence in empirical assemblages. Use of this method can aid in the evaluation of ceramic complex or ceramic group models that are so often used in the ceramic dating of sites. Judicious use of the proposed analyses can also help uncover defects in type dating schemes and can help in identifying regional variation in type associations.

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Ceramic Dating and Type Associations. Keith Kintigh, Jeffrey Hantman, Rachel Most. In >>NEEDS REVISION Managing Archaeological Data: Essays in Honor of Sylvia W. Gaines. Pp. 17-26. Tempe, Arizona: Arizona State University (ASU). 2006 ( tDAR id: 3569) ; doi:10.6067/XCV8J38QSS


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min long: -125.42; min lat: 23.08 ; max long: -58.008; max lat: 48.807 ;

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