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Diversity is a concept that is used to discuss variability in the archaeological record. Application of the concept of diversity requires the specification of a measure of diversity and a sufficient understanding of the quantitative behavior of the measure to permit inferences concerning the archaeological record. This paper discusses simple measures of the two dimensions of diversity. -from Author

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationQuantifying diversity in archaeology
EditorsR.D. Leonard, G.T. Jones
PublisherCambridge University Press
Number of pages12
StatePublished - 1989

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  • Earth and Planetary Sciences(all)
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    Kintigh, K. (1989). Sample size, significance, and measures of diversity. In R. D. Leonard, & G. T. Jones (Eds.), Quantifying diversity in archaeology (pp. 25-36). Cambridge University Press.