OxfordPots

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Distribution of Late Romano-British Oxford Pottery

Percentages of Late Romano-British Oxford Pottery on 30 sites

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Usage
data("OxfordPots")
Details

In several publications Ian Hodder analyzed the spatial distribution of Late Romano-British pottery produced at Oxford as evidence of trade and marketing patterns. These data come from the article by Fulford and Hodder (1974). In addition to the percentage of Oxford pottery and the distance to Oxford for 30 sites, data on New Forest pottery was included and information on walled town size and the availability of water transportation.

Format

A data frame with 30 observations on the following 7 variables.

Place

Site name

OxfordPct

Percentage of Oxford pottery

OxfordDst

Distance to Oxford in miles

NewForestPct

Percentage of New Forest pottery

NewForestDst

Distance to New Forest

WalledArea

Acreage of walled towns

WaterTrans

Availability of a water transportation link, 1=probable presence

References

Hodder, I. 1974. A Regression Analysis of Some Trade and Marketing Patterns. World Archaeology 6: 172-189.

Hodder, I. and C. Orton. 1976. Spatial Analysis in Archaeology, pp 117-119.

Aliases
  • OxfordPots
Examples
# NOT RUN {
data(OxfordPots)
# Construct Fulford and Hodder's Figure 3
Oxford.lm1 <- lm(log(OxfordPct)~OxfordDst, OxfordPots, subset=WaterTrans==0)
Oxford.lm2 <- lm(log(OxfordPct)~OxfordDst, OxfordPots, subset=WaterTrans==1)
plot(log(OxfordPct)~OxfordDst, OxfordPots, xlim=c(0, 160), yaxt="n", ylim=c(0, 3.25),
     ylab="Percentage of Oxford Pottery", xlab="Distance (miles)", 
     pch=c(1, 16)[WaterTrans+1], cex=1.5, lwd=2)
# Add log y-axis
axis(2, log(c(1, 5, 10, 20)), c(1, 5, 10, 20), las=1)
abline(Oxford.lm1, lwd=2)
abline(Oxford.lm2, lwd=2)
# }
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