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 +====== Seriation ======
  
 +**Seriation** is a relative dating method in which assemblages or artifacts from numerous sites, in the same culture, are placed in chronological order. Seriation has a rich history in archeology. Petrie (1899) was the first to use seriation as a formal method. He applied it to find a chronological order for graves discovered in the Nile area given objects found there.
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 +You should read the Wikipedia article for a detailed explanation of [[wp>​Seriation_(archaeology)|seriation in archaeology]]. Here's just the technical part, with some hints at using the ''​**R** seriation''​ package for seriation and generation of plots.
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 +  * [[http://​cran.r-project.org/​web/​packages/​seriation/​index.html|CRAN - Package seriation]]
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 +===== Describing your data =====
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 +The simplest form of seriation is when your data are just presence/​absence information,​ e.g. presence of a particular artifact inside a tomb burial.
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