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  1. Introductory Reading 27 items
    1. Basic texts and introductory reading 16 items
      1. The social life of things: commodities in cultural perspective - Appadurai, Arjun 1986

        Book Recommended

      2. Objects: reluctant witnesses to the past - Caple, Chris 2006

        Book Recommended Useful overview and reference.

      3. Artifacts - Ewen, Charles Robin 2003

        Book Recommended

      4. Archaeological artefacts as material culture - Hurcombe, L. M. 2007

        Book Recommended

      5. Learning from things: method and theory of material culture studies - Kingery, W. D. 1996

        Book Recommended

      6. Pandora's hope: essays on the reality of science studies - Latour, Bruno 1999

        Book Recommended The text starting the discussion about symmetrical archaeology and object agency.

      7. The text starting the discussion about symmetrical archaeology and object agency

      8. Archaeological approaches to technology - Miller, Heather Margaret-Louise 2007

        Book Recommended

      9. In defense of things: archaeology and the ontology of objects - Olsen, Bjørnar 2010

        Book Recommended An archaeological take on material culture theory. A good introduction to theoretical approaches.

      10. The material life of human beings: artifacts, behavior, and communication - Schiffer, Michael B., Miller, Andrea R. 1999

        Book Recommended

      11. Technology - F. Sigaut 2002

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      12. Handbook of material culture - Tilley, Christopher Y. 2006

        Book Recommended

      13. Archaeometallurgy - C. Thornton 2009

        Chapter Recommended A short history of research in archaeometallurgy, outlining some trends. Useful to consider for other scientific fields as well.

    2. General perspectives on material culture, mainly in a modern context 6 items
      1. Material culture in the social world: values, activities, lifestyles - Dant, Tim 1999

        Book Recommended

      2. Thinking through things: theorising artefacts ethnographically - Henare, Amiria J. M., Holbraad, Martin, Wastell, Sari 2007

        Book Recommended

      3. History from things: essays on material culture - Lubar, Steven D., Kingery, W. D. 1993

        Book Recommended

      4. Archaeologies of materiality - Meskell, Lynn 2006

        Book Recommended

      5. Materiality - Miller, Daniel 2005

        Book Recommended

    3. Specific raw materials 5 items
      1. Lithics: macroscopic approaches to analysis - Andrefsky, William 2005

        Book Recommended

      2. The science and archaeology of materials: an investigation of inorganic materials - Henderson, Julian 2000

        Book Recommended

      3. Pottery in archaeology - Orton, Clive, Hughes, Mike 2013

        Book Recommended

      4. Pottery analysis: a sourcebook - Rice, Prudence M. 1987

        Book Recommended

      5. Making silent stones speak: human evolution and the dawn of technology - Schick, Kathy Diane, Toth, Nicholas Patrick 1993

        Book Recommended

  2. Lecture 1 - Introduction 38 items
    1. What is an Artefact? 5 items
      1. Materials against materiality - Tim Ingold 2007

        Article Recommended Electronic Journal

      2. Object worlds in ancient Egypt: material biographies past and present - Meskell, Lynn 2004

        Book Recommended

      3. Introduction, object orientations - L. Meskell 2006

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      4. In defense of things: archaeology and the ontology of objects - Olsen, Bjørnar 2010

        Book Recommended

    2. Arranging the artefacts 33 items
      1. Essential Reading 3 items
        1. Are Emic Types Relevant to Archaeology? - Brian Hayden 1984

          Article Essential Electronic journal

      2. Further Reading 30 items
        1. Bronze Age pottery and the problem of classification - J. C. Barrett 1991

          Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

        2. Art, artefacts, and chronology in classical archaeology - Biers, William R. 1992

          Book Recommended

        3. Archaeology as Anthropology - Lewis R. Binford 1962

          Article Recommended Electronic journal

        4. Archaeological perspectives - L. R. Binford 1968

          Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

        5. Tools for constructing chronologies: crossing disciplinary boundaries - Buck, Caitlin E., Millard, Andrew 2004

          Book Recommended

        6. Theory and practice in urban pottery seriation - M. O. H. Carver 1985

          Article Recommended Electronic Journal

        7. Analytical archaeologist: collected papers of David L. Clarke - Clarke, David L. 1979

          Book Recommended

        8. Towards a phenomenological approach to medieval pottery - C. G. Cumberpatch 1997

          Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

        9. Methodological issues in American artifact classification - R. C. Dunnell 1986

          Article Recommended Digitised reading

        10. Consistency in Archaeological Measurement and Classification: A Pilot Study - Paul R. Fish 1978

          Article Recommended Electronic journal

        11. The birth of prehistoric chronology: dating methods and dating systems in nineteenth-century Scandinavian archaeology - Gräslund, Bo 1987

          Book Recommended This gives you a fairly good idea of Montelius' typology, but do read up the original, it is very concise and clear!

        12. The Narrative and Rhetoric of Material Culture Sequences - Ian Hodder 1993

          Article Recommended Electronic journal

        13. Creations of the mind: theories of artifacts and their representation - Margolis, Eric, Laurence, Stephen 2007

          Book Recommended A philosophical view.

        14. Artefacts as categories: a study of ceramic variability in central India - Miller, Daniel 1985

          Book Recommended

        15. Analysis of Style in Artifacts - Stephen Plog 1983

          Article Recommended Electronic journal

        16. Chronology Construction and the Study of Prehistoric Culture Change - Stephen Plog and Jeffrey L. Hantman 1990

          Article Recommended Electronic journal

        17. Artifact classification: a conceptual and methodological approach - Read, Dwight W. c2007

          Book Recommended

        18. Rethinking the Ware Concept - Prudence M. Rice 1976

          Article Recommended Electronic journal

        19. Approaches to style in lithic archaeology - J. Sackett 1982

          Article Recommended Electronic journal. See also replies by Binford.

        20. Between antiquarians and archaeologists--continuities and ruptures - Schnapp, Alain Mar 2002

          Article Recommended Electronic journal

        21. The World According to Basketry - W. Wendrich 1999

          Book Recommended Digitised reading. See chapter 3.

        22. Why is archaeometry so boring for archaeologists? - F. Widemann 1982

          Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

        23. The typology debate - A. Wylie 2002

          Chapter Recommended

  3. Lecture 2 - Chaîne opératoire and artefact life-histories 29 items
    1. Essential Reading 3 items
      1. The chaîne opératoire - N. Schlanger 2005

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    2. Further Reading 26 items
      1. Leroi-Gourhan, a Philosopher of Technique and Evolution - Françoise Audouze 2002

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      2. The Chaine Operatoire Approach in Middle Paleolithic Archaeology - Ofer Bar‐Yosef, Philip Van Peer 2009-02

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      3. Hunters in a landscape - L. R. Binford 1983

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      4. Lithic technology and the Chaîne Opératoire - C. Chanteller 2008

        Chapter Recommended

      5. Lithic technology as a means of processual inference - M. B. Collins 1975

        Chapter Recommended

      6. Comments of lithic technology and experimental archaeology - D. E. Crabtree 1975

        Chapter Recommended

      7. Studying artifacts: functions, operating sequences, taxonomy - Nicholas David, Carol Kramer 2001

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      8. Ideology, Materialization, and Power Strategies - Elizabeth DeMarrais, Luis Jaime Castillo and Timothy Earle 1996

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      9. The Cultural Biography of Objects - Chris Gosden and Yvonne Marshall 1999

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      10. Notes on the Life History of a Pot Sherd - C. Holtorf 2002

        Article Recommended Digitised reading

      11. Biographical objects: how things tell the stories of people's lives - Hoskins, Janet 1998

        Book Recommended

      12. “Drinking Beer in a Blissful Mood” Alcohol Production, Operational Chains, and Feasting in the Ancient World - Justin Jennings, Kathleen L. Antrobus, Sam J. Atencio, Erin Glavich 2005

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      13. Elements for an anthropology of technology - Lemonnier, Pierre 1992

        Book Recommended

      14. Case study: the life and times of a Roman jar - G. Lucas 2005

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      15. Object worlds in ancient Egypt: material biographies past and present - Meskell, Lynn 2004

        Book Recommended

      16. Pottery technology: principles and reconstruction - Rye, Owen S. 1981

        Book Recommended

      17. The life of an artefact in an interpretive archaeology - Michael Shanks

        Webpage Recommended Electronic resource

      18. Technology in the Humanities - N. Schlanger, A. Silclair 1990

        Article Recommended See below.

      19. Especially:

        o   Ingold, T. Society, nature and the concept of technology, 5-17,

        o   Cresswell, R., 'A New Technology' revisited, 39-54,

        o   Edmonds, M., Description, understanding and the chaîne opératoire, 55-70,

        o   Pigeot, N., Flintknapping specialists and apprentices at Magdalenian Etiolles, 126-41.

      20. Understanding artifact variability and change: a behavioral framework - J. M. Skibo, M. B. Schiffer 2001

        Chapter Recommended

      21. Operational sequences beyond linearity - M. Vidale 1998

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

  4. Lecture 3 - The nature and identification of archaeological materials 20 items
    1. Key reference 1 item
      1. Archaeomineralogy - Rapp, George Robert 2009

        Book Recommended

    2. Other useful sources 12 items
      1. Conservation of building and decorative stone: Vol. 1 - Ashurst, John, Dimes, Francis G., Honeyborne, D. B. 1990

        Book Recommended Contains very good introductory chapters to the main stone classes.

      2. The identification of slags from archaeological sites - Bachmann, H. G. 1982

        Book Recommended Old, black and white but there is not much out there.

      3. Centre for Archaeology Guidelines: Archaeometallurgy - J. Bayley, D. Dungworth, S. Paynter 2001

        Book Recommended Digitised reading

      4. Glass and other Vitreous Materials - Leo Biek and Justine Bayley 1979

        Article Recommended Electronic journal. Valuable for its discussion of oddities such as vitrified clay, fuel ash slag, lead win-dows melted in fires etc. Just when you think you have seen everything…..]

      5. Pottery in the making: world ceramic traditions - Freestone, Ian, Gaimster, David R. M. 1997

        Book Recommended The materials of all of the main ceramic groups, including glazed wares, are discussed.

      6. Textile production in pre-Roman Italy - Gleba, Margarita 2008

        Book Recommended Only one specific area, but the book gives you an idea of the indirect evidence for organic materials no longer present.

      7. Archaeological artefacts as material culture - Hurcombe, L. M. 2007

        Book Recommended

      8. Pottery in archaeology - Orton, Clive, Hughes, Mike 2013

        Book Recommended

      9. Archaeological Evidence for Glassworking - S. Paynter, D. Dungworth 2011

        Book Recommended Digitised reading

      10. Leather tanneries: the archaeological evidence - Thomson, Roy, Mould, Quita 2011

        Book Recommended

      11. The National Roman Fabric Reference Collection: a handbook - Tomber, R., Dore, John, English Heritage, British Museum 1998

        Book Recommended See the colour photos at the back of the book for a good overview of pottery fabrics and what they look like.

      12. Also check the reading lists for other materials-based courses, for example:

        * Archaeological ceramic analysis (ARCLG114)

        * Archaeological glass and glazes (ARCLG111)

        * Archaemetallurgy 2: Metallic Artefacts (ARCLG109)

        * Archaeometallurgy I: mining and extractive metallurgy (ARCLG108)

        * Interpreting Pottery (ARCLG112)

        * Lithic Analysis (ARCLG113)

        * The undergraduate course on Organic Materials (ARCL 2041)

    3. Web resources - the useful ones are mainly on minerals and stone 7 items
      1. BGS Rock Classification Scheme - British Geological Survey

        Webpage Recommended For those who want to get their stone classification right. Geological knowledge essential to find your way through these four downloadable volumes.

      2. Archaeological Geology of Ancient Egypt

        Webpage Recommended James Harrel’s Web pages on Egyptian stone.

      3. Utilitarian Stones 2012

        Webpage Recommended UCLA Encyclopaedia of Egyptology

      4. Building Stones 2012

        Webpage Recommended UCLA Encyclopaedia of Egyptology

      5. There are lots of websites with basic classification schemes for rocks. Wikipedia seems reasonable on this, but should not be taken as definitive without cross-reference to peer-reviewed sources.

      6. Mineralogy Database - Mineral Collecting, Localities, Mineral Photos and Data

        Website Recommended Lots of information about and photos of mineral species.

  5. Lecture 4 - Assessing assemblages 23 items
    1. Introductory reading on glass (Anastasya Cholakova) 4 items
      1. Pliny on Roman glassmaking - I. Freestone 2008

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      2. The composition and production of Anglo-Saxon glass - I. Freestone, M. Huges, C. Stapleton 2008

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      3. Archaeological Evidence for Glassworking - S. Paynter, D. Dungworth 2011

        Book Recommended Digitised reading

      4. Romano-British glass vessels: a handbook - Price, J., Cottam, Sally 1998

        Book Essential

    2. Introductory reading on textiles (Susanna Harris) 5 items
      1. Old Textiles -- New Possibilities - E. A. Strand, K. M. Frei, M. Gleba, U. Mannering 2010

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      2. North European textiles until AD 1000 - Jørgensen, Lise Bender 1992

        Book Recommended

      3. Textiles & textile production in Europe: from prehistory to AD 400 - Gleba, Margarita, Mannering, Ulla 2012

        Book Recommended

    3. Introductory reading on ceramics (Silvia Amicone) 4 items
      1. Pottery in archaeology - Orton, Clive, Hughes, Mike 2013

        Book Recommended

      2. On the origins of extractive metallurgy: new evidence from Europe - Miljana Radivojević, Thilo Rehren, Ernst Pernicka, Dušan Šljivar 2010-11

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

    4. Introductory reading on metals (Siran Liu) 6 items
      1. Sophisticated Roman recovery techniques for gold - H. Beckmann 1995

        Article Recommended Digitised reading. For general introduction for vein gold recovery technology.

      2. The identification of slags from archaeological sites - Bachmann, H. G. 1982

        Book Recommended How archaeometallurgists approach the technical study of slag.

      3. Centre for Archaeology Guidelines: Archaeometallurgy - J. Bayley, D. Dungworth, S. Paynter 2001

        Book Recommended Digitised reading. Excellent basic introduction.

      4. Medieval lead-silver smelting in the Siegerland, West Germany - T. Rehren, J. Schneider, C. Bartels 1999

        Article Recommended For silver smelting technology. Digitised reading

      5. Introductory orientations: the traditional Chinese iron industry in recent centuries - D. Wagner 2008

        Chapter Recommended For general introduction to Chinese blast furnace and crucible smelting.

      6. Archaeometallurgy: The Study of Preindustrial Mining and Metallurgy - D. Killick, T. Fenn 2012

        Article Recommended In print

    5. Introductory reading on flint (Stuart Page) 4 items
      1. Lithics: macroscopic approaches to analysis - Andrefsky, William 2005

        Book Recommended

      2. Making silent stones speak: human evolution and the dawn of technology - Schick, Kathy Diane, Toth, Nicholas Patrick 1993

        Book Recommended Especially the Acheulean handaxe chapter.

      3. Flintknapping: making and understanding stone tools - Whittaker, John C. 1994

        Book Recommended

  6. Lecture 5 - The spatial analysis of artefact distributions 12 items
    1. Essential Reading 4 items
      1. Making Weapons for the Terracotta Army - Marcos Martinón-Torres, Xiuzhen Janice Li, Andrew Bevan, Yin Xia 2011

        Article Essential Electronic journal

    2. Further Reading 8 items
      1. Intrasite spatial analysis in theory and practice - Blankholm, H. P. 1991

        Book Recommended

      2. CONNECTING THE DOTS: TOWARDS ARCHAEOLOGICAL NETWORK ANALYSIS - TOM BRUGHMANS 2010

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      3. Intrasite spatial analysis in archaeology - Hietala, Harold J. 1984

        Book Recommended

      4. Spatial analysis in archaeology - Hodder, Ian, Orton, Clive 1976

        Book Recommended

      5. A 3D digital workflow for archaeological intra-site research using GIS - Markos Katsianis, Spyros Tsipidis, Kostas Kotsakis, Alexandra Kousoulakou 2008

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      6. The interpretation of archaeological spatial patterning - Kroll, Ellen M., Price, T. Douglas, Society for American Archaeology 1991

        Book Recommended

      7. The iceman as a burial - Vanzetti, A Sep 2010

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

  7. Lecture 6 - The organisation of production 29 items
    1. Essential Reading 3 items
      1. Towards a model for Roman pottery studies - D. P. Peacock 1982

        Chapter Essential

    2. Further Reading 26 items
      1. The Use of Ethnoarchaeology for the Archaeological Study of Ceramic Production - Cathy Lynne Costin 2000

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      2. Pliny on Roman glassmaking - I. Freestone 2008

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      3. The batch: its recognition and significance - I. Freestone, J. Price, C. Cartwright 2009

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      4. Pottery in the making: world ceramic traditions - Freestone, Ian, Gaimster, David R. M. 1997

        Book Recommended

      5. HOUSEHOLD ECONOMIC SPECIALIZATION AND SOCIAL DIFFERENTIATION: The stone-tool assemblage at El Palmillo, Oaxaca - Helen R. Haines, Gary M. Feinman, Linda M. Nicholas 2004

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      6. Experiment and innovation: early Islamic industry at al-Raqqa, Syria - J. Henderson 2005

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      7. Changing materialities at Çatalhöyük: reports from the 1995-99 seasons - Hodder, Ian, McDonald Institute for Archaeological Research 2005

        Book Recommended

      8. Variability in single smelting episodes – a pilot study using iron slag from Uganda - Jane Humphris, Marcos Martinón-Torres, Thilo Rehren, Andrew Reid 2009

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      9. Forty Thousand Arms for a Single Emperor: From Chemical Data to the Labor Organization Behind the Bronze Arrows of the Terracotta Army - Marcos Martinón-Torres, Xiuzhen Janice Li, Andrew Bevan, Yin Xia 2012

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      10. Rome in the desert: a symbol of power - Peacock, D. P. S., University of Southampton 1992

        Book Recommended

      11. The Concept of a Pottery Production Centre. An Archaeometrical Contribution from Ancient Sagalassos - Jeroen Poblome, Patrick Degryse, Willy Viaene, Raoul Ottenburgs 2002

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      12. Qantir-Piramesses and the organisation of the Egyptian glass industry - T. Rehren, E. Pusch, A. Herold 2001

        Chapter Recommended

      13. Naturam ars imitata: European brassmaking between craft and science - T. Rehren, M. Martinon-Torres 2008

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      14. Evolution of Specialized Pottery Production: A Trial Model [and Comments and Reply] - Prudence M. Rice, William Y. Adams, Joseph W. Ball, Whitney M. Davis, Timothy Earle, Robert E. Fry, Ian Hodder, L. R. V. Joesink-Mandeville, Charles C. Kolb, Masae Nishimura, Yasushi Kojo, Miguel Rivera Dorado, Barbara L. Stark and Sander E. Van Der Leeuw 1981

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      15. Recent Ceramic Analysis: 2. Composition, Production, and Theory - Prudence M. Rice 1996

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      16. Late Classic Maya Pottery Production: Review and Synthesis - Prudence M. Rice 2009

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      17. Glass and faience at Amarna: different methods of both supply for production and subsequent distribution - A. Shortland, P. Nicholson, C. Jackson 2001

        Chapter Recommended

  8. Lecture 7 - Consumption, use and discard 30 items
    1. Essential Reading 3 items
      1. Midden Ceramic Assemblage Formation: A Case Study from Kalinga, Philippines - Margaret E. Beck 2006

        Article Essential Electronic journal

      2. Chapter 1: The nature of archaeological evidence: Chapter 2: The dimensions of artifact variability - Michael B. Schiffer

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    2. Look through 1 item
      1. Refuse and disposal at Area 16 East, Runnymede - Needham, Stuart, Spence, Tony, Serjeantson, D., Sørensen, Marie Louise Stig 1996

        Book Recommended

    3. Further Reading 26 items
      1. Behavioral Archaeology and the "Pompeii Premise" - Lewis R. Binford 1981

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      2. The Destruction of Wealth in Later Prehistory - Richard Bradley 1982

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      3. Parts and wholes: fragmentation in prehistoric context - Chapman, John, Gaydarska, Bisserka 2007

        Book Recommended

      4. Where the garbage goes: Refuse disposal in the Maya Highlands - B. Hayden, A. Cannon 1983

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      5. Cultural Logic and Practical Reason: the Structure of Discard in Ancient Maya Houselots - Scott R. Hutson, Travis W. Stanton 2007

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      6. Trashing rubbish - L. Martin, N. Russell 2000

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      7. Is there an archaeological record? - L. Patrik 1985

        Article Recommended Digitised reading

      8. Hearth & home: a history of material culture - Pounds, Norman John Greville 1989

        Book Recommended THE AMOUNT OF MATERIAL USED THROUGH THE MIDDLE AGES TO MODERN TIMES

      9. Archaeological Context and Systemic Context - Michael B. Schiffer 1972

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      10. Formation processes of the archaeological record - Schiffer, Michael B. 1987

        Book Recommended

      11. Interpreting artefact scatters: contributions to ploughzone archaeology - Schofield, A. J., Theoretical Archaeology Group (England) 1991

        Book Recommended

      12. Status and Role of Formation Theory in Contemporary Archaeological Practice - Michael J. Shott 1998

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      13. The ethnoarchaeology of refuse disposal - Staski, Edward, Sutro, Livingston D. 1991

        Book Recommended

      14. Rubbish theory: the creation and destruction of value - Thompson, M. 1979

        Book Recommended

      15. Ceremonial trash? - W. Walker 1995

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      16. Beads and beakers: Heirlooms and relics in the British Early Bronze Age - Woodward, Ann Dec 2002

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

  9. Lecture 8 - What do objects want? Material agency 36 items
    1. Essential Reading 3 items
      1. What Do Objects Want? - Chris Gosden 2005

        Article Essential Electronic journal

      2. Towards a theory of material engagement - C. Renfrew 2004

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

    2. Further Reading 33 items
      1. Material culture: current problems - V. Buchli 2004

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      2. Material meanings: critical approaches to the interpretation of material culture - Chilton, Elizabeth S. 1999

        Book Recommended

      3. Cultural psychology: a once and future discipline - Cole, Michael 1996

        Book Recommended

      4. Towards an integrated interface for archaeology and archaeometry - S. P. DeAtley, R. L. Bishop 1991

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      5. Technology and social agency: outlining a practice framework for archaeology - Dobres, Marcia-Anne 2000

        Book Recommended

      6. Social agency and the dynamics of prehistoric technology - M-A. Dobres, C. R. Hoffman 1994

        Article Recommended Digitised reading

      7. The social dynamics of technology: practice, politics, and world views - Dobres, Marcia-Anne, Hoffman, Christopher R. 1999

        Book Recommended

      8. Discipline and punish: the birth of the prison - Foucault, Michel 1995

        Book Recommended Do try to understand his concept of power and how this relates to the buildings and other artefacts used.

      9. Technology and Magic - Alfred Gell 1988

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      10. Art and agency: an anthropological theory - Gell, Alfred 1998

        Book Recommended One of the basic texts in the discussion about the agency of objects.

      11. Technology and Style: Potters and Pottery Among Bafia of Cameroon - Olivier P. Gosselain 1992

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      12. Neo-thingness - I. Hodder 2004

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      13. Materials against materiality - Tim Ingold 2007

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      14. Archaeological theory and scientific practice - Jones, Andrew 2001

        Book Recommended

      15. Memory and material culture - Jones, Andrew 2007

        Book Recommended

      16. Technological choices: transformation in material cultures since the Neolithic - Lemonnier, Pierre 1993

        Book Recommended

      17. Elements for an anthropology of technology - Lemonnier, Pierre 1992

        Book Recommended

      18. Agents in Inter-Action: Bruno Latour and Agency - Andrew Martin 2005

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      19. Body techniques - M. Mauss 1979

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      20. Artefacts and the meaning of things - D. Miller 2002

        Chapter Recommended

      21. Art as a mode of action. Some problems with Gell's art and agency - H. Morphy 2009

        Article Essential Electronic journal. Highly critical of the concept.

      22. Regional perspectives on the Neolithic anthropomorphic imagery of Northern Greece - S. Nanoglu 2006

        Article Recommended Electronic journal. Concept of citation or reiteration (Judith Butler).

      23. Fetishised Objects and Humanised Nature: Towards an Anthropology of Technology - Bryan Pfaffenberger 1988

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      24. Social Anthropology of Technology - Bryan Pfaffenberger 1992

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      25. The material life of human beings: artifacts, behavior, and communication - Schiffer, Michael B., Miller, Andrea R. 1999

        Book Recommended

      26. Anthropological perspectives on technology - Schiffer, Michael B. 2001

        Book Recommended

      27. Technology - F. Sigaut 2002

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      28. Techniques, technology and civilisation - Mauss, Marcel, Schlanger, Nathan 2006

        Book Recommended

      29. The Social Agency of Things? Animism and Materiality in the Andes - Bill Sillar 2009-10

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

  10. Lecture 9 - Distribution, trade and exchange 85 items
    1. Essential Reading 7 items
      1. Introduction: commodities and the politics of value - A. Appadurai 1986

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Exchange systems in prehistory - T. Earle 2010

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      3. Trade as action at a distance - C. Renfrew 1975

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      4. On the sociology of primitive exchange - M. Sahlins 1974

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      5. Determining source and provenance 3 items
        1. Tracing to source - M Hughes 1991

          Chapter Essential

        2. The provenance hypothesis - L. Wilson, A. M. Pollard 2001

          Chapter Essential

        3. Archaeological provenance studies - R. H. Tykot 2004

          Chapter Recommended

    2. Trade and exchange 6 items
      1. Introduction: commodities and the politics of value - A. Appadurai 1986

        Chapter Essential Digitised reading

      2. Trade and exchange: archaeological studies from history and prehistory - Dillian, Carolyn D., White, Carolyn L. 2010

        Book Essential Pages 195 - 204

      3. Trade as action at a distance - C. Renfrew 1975

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      4. Stone Age economics - Sahlins, Marshall David 2004

        Book Recommended

    3. Further Reading 72 items
      1. Theory 10 items
        1. The phenomenon of money - Crump, Thomas 1981

          Book Recommended

        2. Theoretical Issues in Economic Anthropology - George Dalton 1969

          Article Recommended Electronic journal

        3. The Goodfellows vs. the Dalton Gang: The Assumptions of Economic Anthropology - John H. Dowling 1979

          Article Recommended Electronic journal

        4. Production and exchange in prehistory - T. Earle 1999

          Chapter Recommended Digitiesd reading

        5. Exchange and reciprocity - C. A. Gregory 2002

          Chapter Recommended

        6. The gift: the form and reason for exchange in archaic societies - Mauss, Marcel 2002

          Book Recommended

        7. The Role of Ordinary Goods in Premodern Exchange - Monica L. Smith 1999

          Article Essential Electronic journal

        8. Inalienable possessions: the paradox of keeping-while-giving - Weiner, Annette B. 1992

          Book Recommended

      2. Case studies 32 items
        1. Political affinities and economic fluctuations: the evidence from textiles - N. K. Adams 2007

          Chapter Recommended Digitised reading. Textiles from Qasr Ibrim, Egypt.

        2. Tool hoards and Neolithic use of the landscape in north-eastern Ireland - Douglas B. Bamforth, Peter C. Woodman 2004

          Article Recommended Electronic journal

        3. Interpreting the axe trade: production and exchange in Neolithic Britain - Bradley, Richard, Edmonds, M. R. 1993

          Book Recommended Especially chapter 1, Neolitic Britain and the study of exchange systems, pp. 1-58.

        4. Stone axe studies: Volume 2: The petrology of prehistoric stone implements from the British Isles - Clough, T. H. McK., Cummins, W. A. 1988

          Book Recommended

        5. The Irish Stone Axe Project: Monograph I - Cooney, Gabriel, Mandal, Stephen, Byrnes, Emmet, O'Carroll, Finola 1998

          Book Recommended

        6. Coins and power in late Iron Age Britain - Creighton, John 2000

          Book Recommended

        7. Archaeologies of colonialism: consumption, entanglement, and violence in ancient Mediterranean France - Dietler, Michael 2010

          Book Recommended On the role of imported luxury items in the late Iron Age.

        8. Stone tools and society: working stone in Neolithic and Bronze Age Britain - Edmonds, M. R. 1995

          Book Recommended Prestige goods economy.

        9. Commerce in the Dark Ages: A Critique of the Evidence - Philip Grierson 1959

          Article Recommended Electronic journal

        10. Political Economy and Archaeology: Perspectives on Exchange and Production - Kenneth G. Hirth 1996

          Article Recommended Electronic journal

        11. Regression Analysis of Some Trade and Marketing Patterns - Ian Hodder 1974

          Article Recommended Electronic journal

        12. Spatial analysis in archaeology - Hodder, Ian, Orton, Clive 1976

          Book Recommended

        13. The Supply and Use of Money in the Roman World 200 B.C. to A.D. 300 - Christopher Howgego 1992

          Article Recommended Electronic journal

        14. How did the Romans view their coinage and its function? - E. Lo Cascio 1996

          Chapter Recommended

        15. Amphorae and the Roman economy: an introductory guide - Peacock, D. P. S., Williams, D. F. 1986

          Book Recommended

        16. Commodities, transactions and growth in the Central European Early Bronze Age - S. Shennan 1993

          Article Recommended Available as a print journal

        17. From luxuries to commodities: The nature of Mediterranean Bronze Age trading systems - A. G. Sherratt, E. S. Sherratt 1991

          Chapter Recommended

        18. Some notes from the potter's point of view - S. Van Der Leuw 1999

          Chapter Recommended

        19. World-systems analysis and the Roman empire - G. Woolf 1999

          Article Recommended Digitised reading

      3. Provenancing 30 items
        1. Lithics 11 items
          1. Flintsource.Net

            Website Recommended European flint sources

          2. Sourcing lithic artefacts by instrumental analysis - N. Herz 2001

            Chapter Recommended

          3. Sentinel Butte: neutron activation analysis of White River Group chert from a primary source and artifacts from a Clovis cache in North Dakota, USA - Bruce B. Huckell, J. David Kilby, Matthew T. Boulanger, Michael D. Glascock 2011

            Article Recommended Electronic journal

          4. Obsidian and early cultural contact in the Near East - C. Renfrew, J. E. Dixon, J. R. Cann 1966

            Article Recommended Digitised reading

          5. Archaeological chemistry - Pollard, A. M., Heron, Carl, Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain) 2008

            Book Recommended

          6. Sources of Imported Obsidian at Postclassic Sites in the Yautepec Valley, Morelos: A Characterization Study Using XRF and INAA - Michael E. Smith, Adrian L. Burke, Timothy S. Hare and Michael D. Glascock 2007

            Article Recommended Electronic journal

          7. The geological sources and transport of the bluestones of Stonehenge, Wiltshire, U.K - R. S. Thorpe 1991

            Article Recommended Available as a print journal

        2. Ceramics 5 items
          1. Group Therapy in Crete: A Comparison Between Analyses by NAA and Thin Section Petrography of Early Minoan Pottery - Peter M Day, Evangelia Kiriatzi, Alexandra Tsolakidou, Vassilis Kilikoglou 1999

            Article Recommended Electronic journal

          2. Science in Archaeology: A Review - Patrick E. McGovern, Thomas L. Sever, J. Wilson Myers, Eleanor Emlen Myers, Bruce Bevan, Naomi F. Miller, S. Bottema, Hitomi Hongo, Richard H. Meadow, Peter Ian Kuniholm, S. G. E. Bowman, M. N. Leese, R. E. M. Hedges, Frederick R. Matson, Ian C. Freestone, Sarah J. Vaughan, Julian Henderson, Pamela B. Vandiver, Charles S. Tumosa, Curt W. Beck, Patricia Smith, A. M. Child, A. M. Pollard, Ingolf Thuesen and Catherine Sease 1995

            Article  Electronic journal. See pages 111-115 for article on Ceramic Petrography by Freestone.

          3. Ceramic petrology and prehistoric pottery in the UK - E. L. Morris, A. Woodward 2003

            Article Recommended Digitised reading

          4. Neolithic pottery production in Cornwall - D.P. Peacock 1969

            Article Recommended Available as a print journal

        3. Metals 7 items
          1. A response to the paper of A. M. Pollard - N. H. Gale 2009

            Chapter Recommended

          2. Lead isotope analyses applied to provenance studies. - N. H. Gale, Z. Stos-Gale 2000

            Chapter Recommended

          3. THE TREASURE OF GUARRAZAR: TRACING THE GOLD SUPPLIES IN THE VISIGOTHIC IBERIAN PENINSULA - M. F. GUERRA, T. CALLIGARO, A. PEREA 2007

            Article Recommended Electronic journal

          4. Studien zur kupfer- und frühbronzezeitlichen Metallurgie zwischen Karpatenbecken und Ostsee - Krause, Rüdiger 2003

            Book Recommended With Database on European Copper-sources.

          5. What a long, strange Trip it’s been: lead Isotopes and Archaeology - A. M. Pollard 2009

            Chapter Recommended

        4. Other materials 7 items
          1. PIXE/PIGE characterisation of emeralds using an external micro-beam - T. Calligaro, J.-C. Dran, J.-P. Poirot, G. Querré 2000

            Article Recommended Electronic journal

          2. Combined external-beam PIXE and μ-Raman characterisation of garnets used in Merovingian jewellery - T. Calligaro, S. Colinart, J.-P. Poirot, C. Sudres 2002

            Article  Electronic journal

          3. Provenance analysis of glass artefacts - B. Gratuze, K. Janssens 2004

            Chapter Recommended

          4. Elemental analysis and characterization of ochre sources from Southern Arizona - Rachel S. Popelka-Filcoff, Elizabeth J. Miksa, J. David Robertson, Michael D. Glascock 2008

            Article Recommended Electronic journal

          5. Southern African glass beads: chemistry, glass sources and patterns of trade - Peter Robertshaw, Marilee Wood, Erik Melchiorre, Rachel S. Popelka-Filcoff 2010

            Article Recommended Electronic journal

          6. Turquoise sources and source analysis: Mesoamerica and the southwestern USA - P.C Weigand 1977

            Chapter Recommended Classic paper first states the “Provenience Postulate”.

  11. Lecture 10 - Innovation, mass production and technological change 38 items
    1. Essential Reading 3 items
      1. Practical and Prestige Technologies: The Evolution of Material Systems - Brian Hayden 1998

        Article Essential Electronic journal

    2. Further Reading 35 items
      1. The emergence of pottery: technology and innovation in ancient societies - Barnett, William, Hoopes, John W. 1995

        Book Recommended

      2. The evolution of technology - Basalla, George 1988

        Book Recommended

      3. Innovation in later medieval urban metalworking - J. Bayley 1996

        Article Recommended Digitised reading

      4. Explaining the evolution of ironmaking recipes – An example from northwest Wales - Michael F. Charlton, Peter Crew, Thilo Rehren, Stephen J. Shennan 2010

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      5. Risk and Invention in Human Technological Evolution - Ben Fitzhugh 2001

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      6. Practical and Prestige Technologies: The Evolution of Material Systems - Brian Hayden 1998

        Article Recommended Electronic Journal

      7. Experiment and innovation: early Islamic industry at al-Raqqa, Syria - J. Henderson 2005

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      8. Variability in single smelting episodes – a pilot study using iron slag from Uganda - Jane Humphris, Marcos Martinón-Torres, Thilo Rehren, Andrew Reid 2009

        Article Recommended Eectronic journal

      9. Andean value systems and the development of prehistoric metallurgy - H. Lechtman 1984

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      10. Making Weapons for the Terracotta Army - Marcos Martinón-Torres, Xiuzhen Janice Li, Andrew Bevan, Yin Xia 2011

        Article Essential Electronic journal

      11. Post-medieval crucible productionand distribution: a study of materials and materialities - M. Martinon-Torres, T. Rehren 2009

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      12. The Study of Technological Organization - Margaret C. Nelson 1991

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      13. Evolutionary Implications of Design and Performance Characteristics of Prehistoric Pottery - Michael J. O'Brien, Thomas D. Holland, Robert J. Hoard and Gregory L. Fox 1994

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      14. Blowpipes versus bellows in ancient metallurgy - J. E. Rehder 1994

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      15. Naturam ars imitata: European brassmaking between craft and science - T. Rehren, M. Martinon-Torres 2008

        Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

      16. The explanation of long-term technological change - M. B. Schiffer 2001

        Chapter Recommended

      17. Studying technological change: a behavioral approach - Schiffer, Michael B. 2011

        Book Recommended

      18. Ceramic Style Change and Neutral Evolution: A Case Study from Neolithic Europe - S. J. Shennan and J. R. Wilkinson 2001

        Article Recommended Electronic journal

      19. What's new?: a closer look at the process of innovation - Torrence, Robin, Leeuw, Sander Ernst van der 1989

        Book Recommended

      20. Technical traditions and unquestioned assumptions : the case of pottery in Michoacan - Sander E. Van der Leeuw, Dick A. Papousek, Anick Coudart 1992

        Article Recommended Available as a print journal

  12. Introductory reading 29 items
      • There is an increasing number of handbooks of archaeological science. Some are organised in chapters by analytical techniques (e.g. microscopy, chemical analysis) and other are organised by material (e.g. metals, ceramics).
      • Either way, they are useful introductions and starting points. You are strongly encouraged to read some of these as the course progresses and before you start using the instruments yourself.
      • In addition to the books listed below, you will find relevant case studies, depending on your material or instrument of interest, by searching in the following essential resources:

      1. Journals (both available through UCL Library Services)

      Archaeometry

      Journal of Archaeological Science

      2. Art and Archaeology Technical Abstracts

      3. Published proceedings of the following conferences

      - Internationaal symposium on Archaeometry

      - UK Archaeological Science

      - Materials Issues in Art and Archaeology

    1. Archaeometry - Volume 49, Issue 2 - May 2007 - Wiley Online Library

      Article Recommended Special issue devoted to Neutron Activation Analysis in Archaeology. Electronic Journal

    2. Archaeometry - Volume 50, Issue 6 - December 2008 - Wiley Online Library

      Article Recommended Anniversary issue with good review papers on a number of topics, including artefact analysis. Electronic Journal

    3. Archaeometry - Volume 50, Issue 6 - December 2008 - Wiley Online Library

      Article Recommended Anniversary issue with good review papers on a number of topics, including artefact analysis. Electronic Journal

    4. Science and the past - Sheridan Bowman c1991

      Book Recommended

    5. Handbook of archaeological sciences - Don R. Brothwell, A. M. Pollard c2001

      Book Recommended

    6. Ion beam study of art and archaeological objects / a contribution by members of the COST G1 Action ; edited by G. Demortier and A. Adriaens. - G Demortier (Guy); A Adriaens (Annemie); European Cooperation in the Field of Scientific and Technical Research (Organization). COST G1 (Project); European Commission. Directorate General for Research

      Book Recommended

    7. Modern analytical methods in art and archaeology - Enrico Ciliberto, Giuseppe Spoto c2000

      Book Recommended

    8. Raman spectroscopy in archaeology and art history / edited by H.G.M. Edwards, John M. Chalmers. - Howell G. M. Edwards 1943-; John M Chalmers; Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)

      Book Recommended

    9. Handbook of Raman spectroscopy: from the research laboratory to the process line - Edwards, Howell G. M., Lewis, Ian R. 2001

      Book Recommended

    10. Archaeological chemistry / Zvi Goffer. - Zvi Goffer

      Book Recommended

    11. Scientific analysis in archaeology and its interpretation - Julian Henderson 1989

      Book Recommended

    12. The science and archaeology of materials: an investigation of inorganic materials - Julian Henderson 2000

      Book Recommended

    13. Physics methods in archaeometry - Marco Martini, Mario Milazzo, Marcello Piacentini, Società italiana di fisica c2004

      Book Recommended

    14. Scientific examination of art : modern techniques in conservation and analysis : National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C., March 19-21, 2003. - Arthur M. Sackler Colloquia of the National Academy of Sciences. National Academy of Sciences (U.S.)

      Book Recommended

    15. Introduction to optical mineralogy - William D. Nesse 2004

      Book Recommended

    16. Scanning electron microscopy in archaeology - Sandra L. Olsen 1988

      Book Recommended

    17. Current scientific techniques in archaeology - Penelope A. Parkes 1986

      Book Recommended

    18. Archaeological chemistry / A. Mark Pollard, Carl Heron. - A. M. Pollard Carl Heron; Royal Society of Chemistry (Great Britain)

      Book Recommended

    19. Analytical chemistry in archaeology / A.M. Pollard ... [et al.]. - A. M Pollard; Catherine Batt; Suzanne Young; Ben Stern

      Book Recommended

    20. X-ray fluorescence spectrometry (XRF) in geoarchaeology - Shackley, M. Steven c2011

      Book Recommended Mostly focused on lithic materials, but it also includes a good generic introduction to the basics of XRF in archaeology available in the next source.

    21. An introduction to X-ray fluorescence - M. Shackley 2011

      Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

    22. X-rays for archaeology / edited by M. Uda, G. Demortier and I. Nakai. - International Symposium on X-ray Archaeometry (1st : 2002 : Tokyo, Japan) M Uda; G Demortier; I Nakai

      Book Recommended

  13. Lecture 1 - Introduction to the course. Current issues in archaeomaterials 10 items
    1. All of the papers below address interesting debates about the relationships between archaeology and materials science. For those less familiar with archaeological science, you may find Tite's paper a simple and succint introduction to the typical questions and approaches. This can be followed by Sillar and Tite's paper.

    2. Toward an integrated interface for archaeology and archaeometry - S. P. De Atley, R. L. Bishop 1991

      Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

    3. Archaeology and archaeometry: From casual dating to a meaningful relationship? - Killick, David 1997

      Article Recommended Electronic journal

    4. Archaeological theory and scientific practice - Andrew Jones 2001

      Book Recommended

    5. Why should archaeologists take history and science seriously? - M. Martinón-Torres 2008

      Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

    6. Overview - materials study in archaeology - M. S. Tite 2001

      Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

  14. Lecture 2 1 item
    1. Any basic textbook on inorganic chemistry can give you the relevant background for this. And you can also try the Internet! I have provided in Moodle a link to a simple introduction to atoms and molecules, but many other similar introductions are available.

  15. Lecture 3 4 items
    1. You will find introductions to the different instruments in the general handbooks given in the introductory reading (top block of the Moodle page), as well as excellent tutorials online (google by yourself!). These introductions, and not the papers below, should be your starting points if you are new to the analytical techniques.

    2. Ion beam analysis of art works: 14 years of use in the Louvre - Jean-Claude Dran, Joseph Salomon, Thomas Calligaro, Philippe Walter 2004

      Article Recommended Electronic journal

  16. Lecture 4 - Bulk chemical analysis: X-ray fluorescence (XRF) and iductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry (ICP-MS) 9 items
    1. There are no specific readings for this session. With the handouts and online tutorials available through Moodle you should have enough to get started. If you would like to find examples of specific applications of these instruments in archaeometric studies, just go to the journals Archaeometry or Journal of Archaeological Science, and search by keyword.

      The paper below is pointed out here because it covers quite succintly the applications of chemical analyses in archaeological materials.

    2. Elemental analysis - R. G. V. Hancock 2000

      Chapter Recommended

    3. An introduction to X-ray fluorescence - M. Shackley 2011

      Chapter Recommended Digitised reading. A good introduction to fundamentals and application of XRF

    4. Below, a couple of references on portable XRF, a relatively new technique that is increasingly available and offers great potential – but also many risks

    5. Comparison of XRF and PXRF for analysis of archaeological obsidian from southern Perú - Nathan Craig, Robert J. Speakman, Rachel S. Popelka-Filcoff, Michael D. Glascock 2007

      Article Recommended Electronic Journal

    6. Sourcing ceramics with portable XRF spectrometers? A comparison with INAA using Mimbres pottery from the American Southwest - Robert J. Speakman, Nicole C. Little, Darrell Creel, Myles R. Miller 2011-12

      Article Recommended Electronic Journal

    7. X-RAY FLUORESCENCE CHARACTERIZATION OF THE CORONA FERREA - M. MILAZZO, C. CICARDI 1998

      Article Recommended Electronic journal

  17. Lecture 5 - Optical microscopy. Scanning electron microscopy and microanalysis (SEM-EDS, WD-EPMA) 2 items
    1. There are no specific readings for this session. With the handouts and online tutorials available through Moodle you should have enough to get started. If you would like to find examples of specific applications of these instruments in archaeometric studies, just go to the journals Archaeometry or Journal of Archaeological Science, and search by keyword.

    2. Identification of ancient gilding technology and Late Bronze Age metallurgy by EDXRF, Micro-EDXRF, SEM-EDS and metallographic techniques - Elin Figueiredo, Rui J. C. Silva, M. Fátima Araújo, João C. Senna-Martinez 2010

      Article  Electronic journal

  18. Lecture 6 - Sampling and sub-sampling. Selecting analytical techniques 13 items
    1. Clive Orton's book offers the best coverage of sampling in archaeology, introducing a variety of sampling frames and strategies with their potentials and limitations. The book is concerned with sampling at the scale of sites and assemblages, not with the removal of samples from objects for analytical purposes.

      For the latter topic, Mike Tite's article, and the replies to his paper, highlight many relevant practical and ethical issues.

      And while we are discussing ethics, you should also read Kathy Tubb's paper and responses.

    2. Sampling in archaeology - Clive Orton 2000

      Book Recommended

    3. Irreconcilable Differences? Problems with Unprovenanced Antiquities - Kathryn Walker Tubb 2007

      Article Recommended Electronic Journal

    4. Infrared Spectroscopy in Conservation Science - infrared spectroscopy - The Getty Conservation institute 1999

      Book Recommended Digitised reading

    5. Infrared spectroscopy in the mineralogical characterization of ancient pottery - G.E. De Benedetto, R. Laviano, L. Sabbatini, P.G. Zambonin 2002

      Article Recommended Electronic Journal

    6. Investigation of Islamic ceramics from Tell Tuneinir using X-ray diffraction - M.L. Eiland, Q. Williams 2001

      Article Recommended Electronic Journal

    7. Infrared Spectroscopy in Conservation Science - infrared spectroscopy - The Getty Conservation institute 1999

      Book Recommended Digitised reading

    8. A non-invasive study of Roman Age mosaic glass tesserae by means of Raman spectroscopy - Paola Ricciardi, Philippe Colomban, Aurélie Tournié, Michele Macchiarola 2009

      Article Recommended Digitised reading

    9. Combined use of SEM-EDS, OM and XRD for the characterization of corrosion products grown on silver roman coins - G.M. Ingo, S. Balbi, T. de Caro, I. Fragalà 2006

      Article Recommended Electronic journal

    10. Recent applications and current trends in Cultural Heritage Science using synchrotron-based Fourier transform infrared micro-spectroscopy - Marine Cotte, Paul Dumas, Yoko Taniguchi, Emilie Checroun 2009

      Article Recommended Electronic journal

  19. Lecture 7 - Data quality. Accuracy, precision, deviations and errors 1 item
    1. Is the analysis correct? Can we trust the numbers? How many decimal places? Why should we worry anyway?

      We will discuss ways of monitoring the quality of the data, particularly for accuracy and precision, but also incuding detection limits, error margins and normalisation. You can find brief and useful introductions to all of these issues in the AMC Technical Briefs of the Royal Society of Chemistry:

      http://www.rsc.org/Membership/Networking/InterestGroups/Analytical/AMC/TechnicalBriefs.asp

  20. Lecture 8 - Data processing and interpretation: some basic statistics 9 items
    1. Exploratory multivariate analysis in archaeology - M. J. Baxter c1994

      Book Recommended

    2. Statistics in archaeology - Michael J. Baxter 2003

      Book Recommended

    3. Data handling and statistical analysis - M. J. Baxter, C. E. Buck 2000

      Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

    4. LOG-RATIO COMPOSITIONAL DATA ANALYSIS IN ARCHAEOMETRY* - M. J. BAXTER, I. C. FREESTONE 2006

      Article Recommended Electronic Journal

    5. Investigating the production provenance of iron artifacts with multivariate methods - M. F. Charlton, E. Blakelock, M. Martinon-Torres 2012

      Article Recommended Electronic Journal

    6. Statistics for archaeologists: a commonsense approach - Robert D. Drennan 1996

      Book Recommended

    7. Digging numbers : elementary statistics for archaeologists / Mike Fletcher and Gary Lock. - Mike Fletcher 1943- G. R Lock (Gary R.)

      Book Recommended

    8. Mathematics in archaeology - Orton, Clive 1980

      Book Recommended

    9. Quantifying archaeology - Stephen Shennan 1997

      Book Recommended

  21. Lecture 9 - Data presentation and interpretation 3 items
    1. Student activity BEFORE the class:Read the three papers required (two of them noted below and available via Moodle, a third one to be distributed in the previous class): what do you think of the methods employed and the way they report their results? are their conclusions supported by the data? what do you think of the project design overall?

    2. On Pins and Needles: Tracing the Evolution of Copper-base Alloying at Tepe Yahya, Iran, via ICP-MS Analysis of Common-place Items - Christopher P. Thornton, C.C. Lamberg-Karlovsky, Martin Liezers, Suzanne M.M. Young 2002

      Article Essential Electronic Journal

  22. Lecture 10 - Report and publication. Concluding discussion 3 items
    1. Colleagues, talking, writing, publishing - C. Chippindale 2006

      Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

    2. How to write consistently boring scientific literature - Kaj Sand-Jensen 2007

      Article Recommended Electronic Journal

    3. Producing the record - P. White

      Chapter Recommended Digitised reading

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