Concluding address: Ruminations on mathematics in archaeology

Keith Kintigh

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This volume contains essays that discuss different roles for and logics underlying the use of quantitative methods in archaeology (Doran [Foreword]; Barceló [Chapter 1]; Djindjian [Chapter 2]; Nicolucci et al. [Chapter 3]; Read [Chapter 4]; and Barceló et al. [Chapter 25]), useful reviews of current technologies (Mucha et al. [Chapter 9]; Richards et al. [Chapter 12]; Bronk-Ramsey [Chapter 14]; Ducke [Chapter 18]), and descriptions and applications of novel methods (most of the remainder). Throughout his wide-ranging manifesto for digital archaeology, Barceló [Chapter 1] maintains a welcome focus on the ultimate goal of explaining social action. This introductory chapter supplies a surprising coherence to what might otherwise seem to be a collection of disparate methodological chapters. At the same time, through his essay, Barceló substantially enhances many of the individual contributions by providing needed conceptual context and background.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationMathematics and Archaeology
PublisherCRC Press
Number of pages4
ISBN (Electronic)9781482226829
ISBN (Print)9781482226812
StatePublished - Jan 1 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mathematics(all)
  • Social Sciences(all)
  • Arts and Humanities(all)


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