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The Use of Multivariate Statistics in Scandinavian Archaeology

  • Torsten Madsen
Part of the Studies in Classification, Data Analysis, and Knowledge Organization book series (STUDIES CLASS)

Abstract

The use of statistics in Scandinavian archaeology started after the second World War only, and it has been slow to penetrate beyond a very basic level. To day, where complex nmltivariate techniques are within easy reach of all who care, the proper use of statistics in archaeology has become a pertinent problem. How does the use of statistics fit into the archaeological research process, and what are the demands on the archaeologists who apply complex multivariate techniques in their research. Experiences with multivariate statistics in Scandinavian archaeology in recent years has helped to clarify the archaeological research process, and been very informative on the use of multivariate analyses in archaeology.

Keywords

Principal Component Analysis Multivariate Statistic Archaeological Record Archaeological Research Archaeological Data 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Torsten Madsen
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  1. 1.Institute of ArchaeologyUniversity of Århus MoesgårdHøjbjergGermany

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