Comparative Archaeology Database, University of Pittsburgh
El Hatillo Household Dataset
The data files CERAMICFORM.TXT and CERAMICFORM.XLS contain the number of sherds of each vessel form from the different proveniences excavated at El Hatillo. CERAMICFORM.TXT is a comma delimited ASCII text file, which should be easy to import into spreadsheet, database, and statistical programs for manipulation and analysis. CERAMICFORM.XLS contains the same data in the form of an Excel spreadsheet which is easier to browse, and can also be imported into many programs. Each line on the comma delimited file represents one provenience. There are 196 lines, each with 16 variables separated by commas. The variables are, in the following order:
|4||Number of Indeterminate Pedestal Vessel sherds|
|5||Number of Pedestal Plate sherds|
|6||Number of Minature Pedestal Plate sherds|
|7||Number of Pedestal Bowl sherds|
|8||Number of Plate sherds|
|9||Number of Bowl sherds|
|10||Number of Shallow/angular Bowl sherds|
|11||Number of Jar sherds|
|12||Number of Olla sherds|
|13||Number of Tecomate sherds|
|14||Number of Taza sherds|
|15||Number of Botella sherds|
|16||Number of Indeterminate Effigy Vessel sherds|
The first line of the ASCII text file, for example, looks like this:
Which means that the sherds belong to Area A, Zone (Stratum) 2, Excavation Unit(s) A1. In this provenience there are 1 Indeterminate Pedestal Vessel sherd, 0 Pedestal Plate sherds, 0 Minature Pedestal Plate sherds, 0 Pedestal Bowl sherds, 6 Plate sherds, 3 Bowl sherds, 0 Shallow/angular Bowl sherds, 4 Jar sherds, 3 Olla sherds, 1 Tecomate sherd, 0 Taza sherds, 0 Botella sherds, and 0 Indeterminate Effigy Vessel sherds.
On the other hand, the last, or 196th, line of the ASCII text file is:
Which means that the sherds belong to Area F, Zone (Stratum) 13, Excavation Unit(s) F11. In this provenience there are 0 Indeterminate Pedestal Vessel sherds, 0 Pedestal Plate sherds, 0 Minature Pedestal Plate sherds, 0 Pedestal Bowl sherds, 1 Plate sherd, 0 Bowl sherds, 0 Shallow/angular Bowl sherds, 0 Jar sherds, 1 Olla sherd, 1 Tecomate sherd, 0 Taza sherds, 0 Botella sherds, and 0 Indeterminate Effigy Vessel sherds.
Click here to download the file CERAMICFORM.TXT (7 KB) or the file CERAMICFORM.XLS (69 KB).
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