Notes on the statistical analysis of some loomweights from Pompeii

Baxter, M.J. and Cool, H.E.M., 2008. Notes on the statistical analysis of some loomweights from Pompeii. Archaeologia e Calcolatori, 19, pp. 239-256.

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Recent work, in the field, on the dimensions and weights of loomweights from excavations in Insula VI.I, Pompeii suggested – to our surprise – that there was structure in the form of evidence of bi-modality in the weights. The paper has two purposes. One is to illustrate a variety of statistical methods that were used to confirm the validity of our observations. The other is to discuss what the archaeological implications of this might be. A more general point is that if more attention is given to what are often regarded as “uninteresting” artefacts some interesting results may emerge - specifically, it can be asked whether loomweights have chronological significance for interpreting archaeological sites (at Pompeii at least).

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Archaeologia e Calcolatori
Creators: Baxter, M.J. and Cool, H.E.M.
Publisher: Edizioni del Giglio
Date: 2008
Volume: 19
Rights: Not for commercial use
Divisions: Schools > School of Science and Technology
Record created by: EPrints Services
Date Added: 09 Oct 2015 10:53
Last Modified: 19 Oct 2015 14:38

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