This is the content that was previously published at the Quantitative Archaeology Wiki. These pages are not a wiki but the name is kept for consistency.
Please note that most of the content in this section is obsolete. Check the CRAN Task View: Archaeological Science by Ben Marwick for a broad overview of current R usage in archaeology.
Follow the exercises for the textbook “Digging Numbers” by Fletcher
and Lock using the R statistical software.
Go to the Digging Numbers exercises
Sum of individual weighted means
This is a method to calculate with enhanced precision the chronological
distribution of archaeological artefacts that have long time spans. ☛
Go to the weighted means page
This is a basic introduction to frequency and contingency tables using
R. A function for plotting Ford “battleship” diagrams is
presented. ☛ Go to the contingency tables page
Tutorials about spatial analysis techniques using free geospatial
software like GRASS, R and others. ☛ Go to the spatial analysis
Plotting quantitative pottery data
☛ Go to the quantitative pottery data page
Statistical analysis is very often already included in the archaeometric
study of materials. Here we try to perform some common analysis with the
R programming language. ☛ Go to the archaeometry
Quantitative Archaeology summer school
Some brief notes taken at the I-QMDAA Summer School in
We collected references to published manuals and journals about
Quantitative Archaeology in this Zotero collection.
Please note that this bibliography is not updated. Feel free to submit suggestions for new content.