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Anthropology

1973

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Spatial Correlates Of Sociocultural Organization, A Pattern Distribution Analysis Of A Set Of Artifacts, Peter R. Schultz Jul 1973

Spatial Correlates Of Sociocultural Organization, A Pattern Distribution Analysis Of A Set Of Artifacts, Peter R. Schultz

Anthropology ETDs

Artifacts, as operative components of cultural systems, monitor the structure of cultural systems. Artifacts exhibit differences and similarities in terms of the structure of the cultural system in which they functioned. Conversely, the structure of cultural systems may be monitored in terms of differences and similarities exhibited by artifacts.

Differences and similarities exhibited by a set of 1074 copper artifacts from Wisconsin are investigated in terms of organizational variability or associations that permit the recognition of an entity with definable structural properties, and distributional variability or patterning manifest when recognized units are plotted spatially.

Multivariate statistical techniques are used to ...