A methodological footnote: Sampling and replicability in archaeology

23rd January 2014

Colin Pardoe

Introduction*

Peter Brown’s critique of Sim and Thorne (1990) is timely and insightful: the puberty of our discipline, where increasing professionalism is accompanied by growing pains, should be enjoyed. With that in mind, I would like to take up a small point with which Brown ends his criticism, namely ‘that information of this type is not data in the scientific sense and probably should not be published’. And here I thought that no one was reading AA (see Pardoe and Webb 1986; Pardoe 1986)!

*Note that an abstract was not included with this paper, and so the introductory paragraph has been included here instead of the abstract.

Pardoe, C.
A methodological footnote: Sampling and replicability in archaeology
June 1994
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