Measuring archaeological diversity: An application of the jackknife technique

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The jackknife technique is applied here to measures of diversity in an archaeological context. As described, the technique requires no assumptions about the underlying structure of the data being analyzed and, thus, is offered as an alternative to simulation and regression approaches. Most important, with jackknifing it is possible to attach statistical significance to differences in diversity, allowing for more meaningful comparisons between archaeological assemblages.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)73-85
Number of pages13
JournalAmerican Antiquity
Issue number1
StatePublished - Jan 1998

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • History
  • Arts and Humanities (miscellaneous)
  • Archaeology
  • Museology


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