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Refrain from Standards? French, Cavemen and Computers. A (short) Story of Multidimensional Analysis in French Prehistoric Archaeology

Plutniak, Sébastien (2015) Refrain from Standards? French, Cavemen and Computers. A (short) Story of Multidimensional Analysis in French Prehistoric Archaeology. Standardization in Measurement. Philosophical and Sociological Issues. pp. 39-52.

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Abstract

Focusing on the history of prehistoric archaeology in the 20th century, this papers shows (1) that statistical multidimensional analyses were carried out by a new kind of actors who challenged the previous common language shared by prehistorians. This fundamental change was important, considering that (2) language is a fundamental point for the epistemology of archaeology. However, a comparison of multidimensional analyses applications over time shall make clear that (3) the differences are mostly a generational matter: the transmission processes between them will be addressed.


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Item Type: Published Article or Volume
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Plutniak, Sébastien0000-0002-6674-3806
Keywords: prehistoric archaeology, multidimensional analysis, history of archaeology, mathematization, measurement
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Practice
Specific Sciences > Anthropology
Specific Sciences > Archaeology
General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Depositing User: Dr Sébastien Plutniak
Date Deposited: 28 Oct 2018 20:05
Last Modified: 25 May 2019 17:41
Item ID: 15202
Journal or Publication Title: Standardization in Measurement. Philosophical and Sociological Issues
Publisher: Pickering & Chatto
DOI or Unique Handle: 10670/1.a4nykv
Subjects: Specific Sciences > Mathematics > Practice
Specific Sciences > Anthropology
Specific Sciences > Archaeology
General Issues > History of Science Case Studies
Specific Sciences > Probability/Statistics
Date: 2015
Page Range: pp. 39-52
URI: https://philsci-archive-dev.library.pitt.edu/id/eprint/15202

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