Chemical Seriation-based Distinctions Among 16th and 17th Century Iroquoian European Copper Artifacts tested by INAA
Type de publication:Conference Paper
Source:Whitehorse, Yukon (1999)
Résumé (en anglais):
In the context of the chemical seriation model, exploratory discriminant analysis is used to obtain a parsimonious group of elements which best distinguish among artifact groupings, within a large sample set of artifacts from Huron, Neutral and Petun sites. Based on this, a MANOVA tests the hypothesis that there are significant differences in elemental composition among the artifact groups formed on the basis of the nationality of the sites from which the artifacts come. These differences would be considered to be evidence in favour of there being different sources for the trade kettles to these nations.