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Upper Paleolithic Engraved Bone Design Elements - Spain

Counts of 44 engraved bone design elements at five Upper Paleolithic hunter-gatherer sites in Cantabrian, Spain.

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Usage
data("EngrBone")
Details

Counts of 44 engraved bone design elements at five prehistoric hunter-gatherer sites in Cantabrian, Spain. The data were originally analyzed by Conkey (1980) and appear in this format in Kaufman (1998). Kintigh (1984) used these data to illustrate a method for comparing the diversity between samples. The data were scanned from Table 2.4 in Baxter (2003, p. 24).

Format

A data frame with 44 types of engraved bone found at 5 sites.

A

Altamira

CM

Cueto de la Mina

EJ

El Juyo

EC

El Cierro

LP

La Paloma

References

Conkey, M. W. 1980. The Identification of Prehistoric Hunter-Gatherer Aggregation Sites: The Case of Altamira. Current Anthropology 21: 609-30.

Kaufman, D. 1998. Measuring Archaeological Diversity: An Application of the Jackknife Technique. American Antiquity 63: 73-85.

Kintigh, K. 1984. Measuring Archaeological Diversity by Comparison with Simulated Assemblages. American Antiquity 49: 44-54.

Aliases
  • EngrBone
Examples
# NOT RUN {
data(EngrBone)
# Number of engraved bone specimens at each site
NS <- colSums(EngrBone)
# Number of kinds of engraved bone at each site
NT <- colSums(EngrBone>0)
plot(NS, NT, xlab="Number of Specimens", ylab="Number of Types", main="Engraved Bone", las=1)
text(NS, NT, names(EngrBone), pos=c(1, 3, 3, 3, 3))
Key <- apply(attr(EngrBone, "Variables"), 1, paste, collapse=" - ")
legend("topleft", legend=Key)
# }
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