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Predictive Modelling and Time: An Experiment in Temporal Archaeological Predictive Models

David Ebert

Senior Archaeologist, Department of Culture, Youth and Recreation, Government of Saskatchewan, Regina, SK Canada dave.ebert@gmail.com

Cite this as: D. Ebert 2006 'Predictive Modelling and Time: An Experiment in Temporal Archaeological Predictive Models', Internet Archaeology 20. http://dx.doi.org/10.11141/ia.20.2

Summary

One of the most common criticisms of archaeological predictive modelling is that it fails to account for temporal or functional differences in sites. However, a practical solution to temporal or functional predictive modelling has proven to be elusive. This article discusses temporal predictive modelling, focusing on the difficulties of employing temporal variables, then introduces and tests a simple methodology for the implementation of temporal modelling. The temporal models thus created are then compared to a traditional predictive model.

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