Sayer, Duncan and Wienhold, Michelle (2013) A GIS-investigation of Four Early Anglo-Saxon Cemeteries: Riply’s K-Function analysis of spatial groupings amongst graves. Social Science Computer Review, 31 (1). pp. 70-88. ISSN 0894-4393
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Official URL: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0894439312453276
Archaeologists have often used their ‘‘eye’’ to interpret spatial patterns within cemetery sites. In this
article, we will use Ripley’s K-function analysis to determine the proximity of statistically significant clusters within four early Anglo-Saxon cemetery sites: Wakerley, Norton, Berinsfield, and Lechlade. Using spatial and statistical methods supported by ArcGIS 10 we will explore the kernel density estimates of graves at the point of significance to discuss the organization of cemeteries as part of their chronological and social development. As a result of this investigation we will conclude that these sites were not organized into small clusters of nuclear family graves but large plots that contained the remains of varied, multivocational households.
|Uncontrolled Keywords (separate with ;):||Anglo-Saxon; Archaeology; Cemetery; GIS; kernel density; multiscalar analysis; Ripley’s K-function; spatial analysis|
|Subjects:||Historical & philosophical studies > Archaeology|
|Schools:||Faculty of Science and Technology > School of Forensic and Applied Sciences|
|Deposited By:||Duncan Sayer|
|Deposited On:||10 Jul 2013 09:33|
|Last Modified:||17 May 2016 12:41|
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