Advanced archaeometry short courses in Fribourg

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An Introduction to Archaeometric Compositional Data Analysis
9 & 10 May 2016

Prof. Michael Baxter
Emeritus Statistical Archaeology,

Nottingham Trent University, UK

Scientific analysis of archaeological artefacts can generate what may be large tables of data descriptive of their elemental composition. To investigate patterns in such data that may be indicative, for example, of the provenance of artefacts multivariate statistical analysis has been widely used since the 1970s.
The course will provide an introduction to all the major methods that have been used. As well as exploratory data analysis this will include principal component, cluster and discriminant analysis and related methods. There will be an emphasis on the practical application of these methods using the open-­‐source software package R.

Location : The lectures (9h15-12h00 – 13h15-17h00) will be given in English at the Department of Geosciences, University of Fribourg, Chemin du Musée 6, CH-1700 Fribourg, Switzerland.

Organisation : Prof. Vincent Serneels
Information and registration :
Email :
tel.: +41263008931

Please send your registration before 29 April 2016

Participation fee : CHF 50.-/day for non-students, students are free of charge.