THE ABSOLUTE SPEED OF CHANGE: MULTIDIMENSIONAL SCALING AND INNOVATION RATES

Hinz, M. and Müller, Johannes (2015) THE ABSOLUTE SPEED OF CHANGE: MULTIDIMENSIONAL SCALING AND INNOVATION RATES Archaeometry, 57 (3). pp. 560-581.

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Abstract

The evaluation of societal developments depends on a clear determination of the rate of change that occurs within societies. While many statistical approaches are able to indicate similarity/dissimilarity distances between archaeological assemblages, only a few can be linked to linear timescales. In the following approach, the advantages of non-metric multidimensional scaling (NMDS) are described as a method that produces gradients for a quantitative measurement of cultural change on a linear timescale. Thus, the speed of innovations or the regression of cultural developments could be quantified. In consequence, a quantified proxy of societal developments on a linear timescale is provided. In two examples, the usefulness of such a proxy is described in relation to other data.

Document Type: Article
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Research affiliation: Kiel University
OceanRep > The Future Ocean - Cluster of Excellence
ISSN: 0003-813X
Projects: Future Ocean
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2016 03:47
Last Modified: 18 Oct 2016 03:47
URI: http://eprints.uni-kiel.de/id/eprint/32517

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