A1 Journal article – refereed
Weight or Density Corrected Value? Using Density Derived Key Ratio for Additional Accuracy to Intercomparability of Medieval and Historical Artifact Groups

List of Authors: Kinnunen Joonas
Publication year: 2019
Journal: International Journal of Historical Archaeology


In this paper, I propose a method to improve the intercomparability of different artifact groups by narrowing the error caused by the differences in material densities. The products, especially of mixed materials, have not been previously analyzed as regards whether or not they have statistically significant differences in material densities or whether the densities affect comparative studies. The results showed that in addition to the obvious material groups like different metals and stones, there is also a significant difference in material densities when comparing redware and clay pipes by their weight. Therefore, the method presented here eliminates the effect of material density, but in a way that it is still intuitive and can be compared with values that have not been density corrected.

Internal Authors/Editors

Downloadable publication

This is an electronic reprint of the original article.
This reprint may differ from the original in pagination and typographic detail. Please cite the original version.

Last updated on 2019-20-07 at 10:36