Comparative Archaeology Database, University of Pittsburgh
Sauce and its Hinterland Dataset
The data files FIGURINE.TXT and FIGURINE.XLS provide counts and weights for figurine fragments gathered at each domestic mound within the Sauce center and its hinterland. FIGURINE.TXT is a comma delimited ASCII text file, which should be easy to import into spreadsheet, database, and statistical programs for manipulation and analysis. FIGURINE.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 in the ASCII file provides the number of figurine fragments that share the same atrributes for any given domestic mound collection. There are 178 lines, each with 8 variables separated by commas. The variables are listed in the following order:
|2||Figurine Type Code (List of code denominations)|
|3||Slip (surface treatment)|
*The order of attributes within Intermediate types (such as "Medium/Fine" vs "Fine/Medium") indicates the predominant attribute.
The first line of the ASCII text file, for example, looks like this:
861,9e,fragmentary white and red,43 moun like,fine,possible figurine arm,3,1
Which means that the figurine fragments came from collection 861. The figurine type code is 9e which the list of code denominations shows to correspond to "Miscellaneous Figurine Part, Hand Modeled or Indeterminate." The slip is "fragmentary white and red." The paste is "43 mound like" and the texture is fine. Comments note "possible figurine arm." The total weight of fragments of this type (within collection 861) is 3 grams, and there is only 1 fragment of this type within collection 861.
The last, or 178 line of the ASCII text file is:
Which means that the figurine fragments came from collection 1690. The figurine type code is 10a which the list of code denominations shows to correspond to "Miscellaneous Figurine, Incensario, Effigy Vessel, or Whistle part, nature unknown." The fragments have no slip, the paste is "buff/dark," and the texture is "fine/medium." Comments note "with stucco." The total weight of fragments of this type (within collection 1690) is 11.4 grams, and there is only 1 fragment of this type within collection 1690.
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