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Material Correlates Analysis (MCA): an innovative way of examining questions in archaeology using ethnographic data

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Theories developed and validated using ethnographic and historical resources are often difficult to examine using sparse or fragmentary archaeological material. However, a number of statistical techniques make it possible to integrate data from ethnographic, historical, and archaeological resources into a single analytical framework. This article introduces Material Correlates Analysis (MCA)—a new method of filling gaps in the archaeological data using a strategic combination of data collecti...

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Published
Peer review status:
Peer reviewed
Version:
Accepted Manuscript

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10.1017/aap.2018.9

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Archaeology
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Anthropology; Social & Cultural Anthropology
Oxford college:
Magdalen College
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
Social Sciences Division
Department:
Archaeology
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Whitehouse, H
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Publisher:
Cambridge University Press Publisher's website
Journal:
Advances in Archaeological Practice Journal website
Volume:
6
Issue:
4
Pages:
328-341
Publication date:
2018-07-19
Acceptance date:
2018-01-28
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ISSN:
2326-3768
Pubs id:
pubs:822367
URN:
uri:f574a719-4e33-46e8-b679-e492d0e6d0fa
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uuid:f574a719-4e33-46e8-b679-e492d0e6d0fa
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pubs:822367

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