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Quantifying Diversity in Archaeology

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George T. Jones, Robert D. Leonard, Peter T. Bobrowsky, Bruce F. Ball, David Rindos, Keith W. Kintigh, Michael B. Schiffer, Jan F. Simek, Charlotte Beck, Donald K. Grayson, David Hurst Thomas, Nan A. Rothschild, Robert D. Leonard, F. E. Smiley, Catherine M. Cameron, Prudence M. Rice, Margaret W. Conkey, George L. Cowgill, Robert C. Dunnell
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  • Date Published: April 2009
  • availability: Available
  • format: Paperback
  • isbn: 9780521108508

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  • One of the enduring aims of archaeological research has been to explain why human material culture is so diverse, both across the world and through history. Recognising that diversity exists is not, however, to explain it nor to measure it effectively. The aim of the contributors to Quantifying Diversity in Archaeology is therefore to examine what we mean by diversity, to review the methods of measurement and formulae we an apply and assess the pitfalls that exist. Richness and evenness, the two main components of diversity measures developed in the biological sciences are considered, as are the value of diversity measures in the study of style, ecology, cultural geography and faunal, lithic and spatial analysis. Subsequent papers consider critically why the archaeological remains of particular cultures vary so markedly between sites, localities and regions.

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    • Date Published: April 2009
    • format: Paperback
    • isbn: 9780521108508
    • length: 172 pages
    • dimensions: 279 x 210 x 9 mm
    • weight: 0.4kg
    • availability: Available
  • Table of Contents

    Preface
    Part I. The diversity concept:
    1. The concept of diversity: an introduction George T. Jones and Robert D. Leonard
    2. The theory and mechanics of ecological diversity in archaeology Peter T. Bobrowsky and Bruce F. Ball
    3. Diversity, variation and selection David Rindos
    Part II. Components of diversity: richness, evenness and factors influencing their assessment:
    4. Sample size, significance and measures of diversity Keith W. Kintigh
    5. Formation processes of Broken K Pueblo: some hypotheses Michael B. Schiffer
    6. Structure and diversity in intrasite spatial analysis Jan F. Simek
    7. Measures of diversity and expedient lithic technologies George T. Jones, Charlotte Beck and Donald K. Grayson
    8. Sample size and relative abundance in archaeological analysis: illustrations from spiral fractures and seriation Donald K. Grayson
    Part III. Assessments of archaeological diversity:
    9. Diversity in hunter-gatherer cultural geography David Hurst Thomas
    10. The effect of urbanisation on faunal diversity: a comparison between New York City and St Augustine, Florida, in the sixteenth to eighteenth centuries Nan A. Rothschild
    11. Changing strategies of Anasazi lithic procurement on Black Mesa, Arizona Robert D. Leonard, F. E. Smiley and Catherine M. Cameron
    12. Ceramic diversity, production and use Prudence M. Rice
    13. The use of diversity in stylistic analysis Margaret W. Conkey
    Part IV. Commentary:
    14. The concept of diversity in archaeological theory George L. Cowgill
    15. Diversity in archaeology: a group of measures in search of application? Robert C. Dunnell
    References
    Index.

  • Editors

    Robert D. Leonard

    George T. Jones

    Contributors

    George T. Jones, Robert D. Leonard, Peter T. Bobrowsky, Bruce F. Ball, David Rindos, Keith W. Kintigh, Michael B. Schiffer, Jan F. Simek, Charlotte Beck, Donald K. Grayson, David Hurst Thomas, Nan A. Rothschild, Robert D. Leonard, F. E. Smiley, Catherine M. Cameron, Prudence M. Rice, Margaret W. Conkey, George L. Cowgill, Robert C. Dunnell

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