The effect of raw material on inter-analyst variation and analyst accuracy for lithic analysis: a case study from Olduvai Gorge
作者: Tomos ProffittIgnacio de la Torre
作者单位: 1Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 31-34 Gordon Square, WC1H 0PY London, United Kingdom
刊名: Journal of Archaeological Science, 2014, Vol.45 , pp.270-283
来源数据库: Elsevier Journal
DOI: 10.1016/j.jas.2014.02.028
关键词: Lithic technologyOlduvai GorgeBlind testsInter-analyst variabilityAnalyst accuracyRefit analysis
英文摘要: Abstract(#br)This study aims to understand what effect, in terms of inter-analysis variation and analyst accuracy, different raw material types have on modern technological analyses of lithic assemblages. This is done through a series of blind analysis tests undertaken on experimentally derived assemblages of cores and flakes. Novelties of our approach include the introduction of refit studies as a method to assess analyst's accuracy, and the use of statistical tests specifically designed to address inter-analyst variability, common in other disciplines but rarely used in Archaeology. The experimental assemblages were produced from raw materials collected at Olduvai Gorge, an archaeological sequence that has been a source for studies of early human technology for several decades, and...
全文获取路径: Elsevier  (合作)
影响因子:1.889 (2012)

  • lithic 石质的
  • analysis 分析
  • variation 变异
  • material 充填料
  • accuracy 准确度
  • analyst 化验员
  • effect 效应
  • inter 
  • study 学习