Comparative Archaeology Database, University of Pittsburgh
El Hatillo Household Dataset
The data files CERAMICTOTALS.TXT and CERAMICTOTALS.XLS contain the number of sherds recovered from each provenience during excavations of domestic units at El Hatillo. CERAMICTOTALS.TXT is a comma delimited ASCII text file, which should be easy to import into spreadsheet, database, and statistical programs for manipulation and analysis. CERAMICTOTALS.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 178 lines, each with 8 variables separated by commas. The variables are, in the following order:
|4||Number of non-diagnostic sherds in provenience|
|5||Number of diagnostic sherds in provenience|
|6||Number of non-decorated sherds in provenience|
|7||Number of decorated sherds in provenience|
|8||Total sherds in provenience|
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. This provenience contains 172 non-diagnostic sherds and 28 diagnostic sherds. If the breakdown is done according to decoration, the provenience contains 182 non-decorated sherds, and 18 decorated sherds. The total number of sherds in the provenience is 200.
On the other hand, the last, or 178th, line of the ASCII text file is:
Which means that the sherds belong to Area F, Zone (Stratum) 13, Excavation Unit(s) F11. This provenience contains 316 non-diagnostic sherds and 35 diagnostic sherds. If the breakdown is done according to decoration, the provenience contains 341 non-decorated sherds, and 10 decorated sherds. The total number of sherds in the provenience is 351.
Click here to download the file CERAMICTOTALS.TXT (6 KB) or the file CERAMICTOTALS.XLS (59 KB).
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