Accounting for multiple effects and the problem of small sample sizes in osteology: a case study focussing on entheseal changes

  title={Accounting for multiple effects and the problem of small sample sizes in osteology: a case study focussing on entheseal changes},
  author={Charlotte Yvette Henderson and Efthymia Nikita},
  journal={Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences},
  • C. Henderson, E. Nikita
  • Published 1 December 2016
  • Environmental Science
  • Archaeological and Anthropological Sciences
Osteoarchaeological studies provide valuable information concerning living conditions and life course changes in past societies. However, many skeletal markers, such as entheseal changes, are multifactorial in aetiology; thus, their interpretation is not straightforward. Generalised linear models (GLMs) are ideal for analysing such phenomena, i.e. those with multiple underlying causative factors, but, to date, their use has been limited. This paper focuses attention on using these models to… 

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