Comparative Archaeology Database, University of Pittsburgh
Upper Daling Region Hongshan Pottery Production Dataset
This dataset complements the dissertation Economic Differentiation in Hongshan Core Zone Communities (Northeastern China): A Geochemical Perspective by Tao Li (which can be freely downloaded from the University of Pittsburgh's Electronic Theses and Dissertations Database). It provides detailed information about the results from mineralogical analyses of sherd samples from 16 households in the Hongshan core zone of western Liaoning (northeastern China). The data are discussed in full in the dissertation, whose contents are as follows:
- Chapter 1: Introduction
- Chapter 2: Materials and Methodology
- Chapter 3: Statistical Analysis of Compositional Data
- Chapter 4: Mineral Phase Analysis: A Complementary Study
- Chapter 5: Understanding Economic Differentiation through Pottery Procurement
- Appendix: Electronic Access to Dataset and Images
Funding to collect the data presented here was provided by a National Science Foundation Doctoral Dissertation Improvement Grant (No. BCS1444978).The sherds analyzed in this research came from the fieldwork described in the Upper Daling Region Hongshan Household and Community Dataset.
Li, Tao (2016) Economic Differentiation in Hongshan Core Zone Communities (Northeastern China): A Geochemical Perspective. Ph.D. Dissertation, Department of Anthropology, University of Pittsburgh.
Li, Tao (2016) Upper Daling Region Hongshan Pottery Production Dataset. Comparative Archaeology Database, University of Pittsburgh. URL: <http://www.cadb.pitt.edu>.
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This dataset contains two things: (1) numeric data about the composition of Hongshan sherd samples from portable X-Ray Fluorescence and X-Ray Diffraction analyses; and (2) graphical results of exploratory statistical analyses carried out on the composition of those sherds.
Numeric data are provided in two file formats. Comma-delimited text files should be easy to import into spreadsheet, database, and statistical programs for manipulation and analysis. Excel spreadsheets are easier to browse, and can also be imported into many programs. The numeric data files are as follows:
Additionally, graphical results from several exploratory data analyses (hierarchical clustering trees, multidimensional scalings, etc.) carried out on the two above data tables are provided as an interactive graphic interface. This section not only includes the exploratory analyses that were rejected because of various reasons, but also more detailed information about those that were finally used in the dissertation.
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