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3 1 5 - 3 8 1 . Yellen, J. E. 1977a Archaeological approaches to the present. New York: Academic Press. King Bushmen. In Expert- 36 Warren R. DeDoer mental archaeology, edited by D. W. Ingersoll, J. E. Yellen, and W. K. MacDonald New York: Columbia University Press. Pp. 271-331. Zipf, G. 1949 Human behavior and the principle of least effort. Cambridge, Massachusetts: Addison-Wesley. o We Can't See the Forest for the Trees: Sampling and the Shapes of Archaeological Distributions H. MARTIN WOBST Our discipline is infected quite frequently by new methods that promise quick and simple answers if only we had the right questions.
1973) on a version of the «-dimensional niche space model. In this test, seven criteria derived from regional ethnography and general considerations were determined to be important for the location of sites. In the field test, a site was expected where at least five of these criteria cooccurred. This prediction proved to be accurate in 95 of 100 cases. In other words, the method allowed adequate specification of archaeological distributions prior to fieldwork. Archaeological fieldwork could then be used to evaluate the accuracy of the model and to specify it in greater detail, while contributing simultaneously some information about the driving variables behind such distributions.
Pp. 109-166. " In The explanation of culture change: models in prehistory, edited by C. Renfrew. London: G. Duckworth & Co. 1977a Forty-seven trips. In Stone tools as cultural markers, edited by R. V. S. Wright. Camberra: Australian Institute of Aboriginal Studies. Pp. 24-36. 1977b Olorgesailie deserves more than the usual book review. Journal of Anthropological Research 33(4):493-502. 1978a Nunamiut ethnoarchaeology. New York: Academic Press. 1978b Dimensional analysis of behavior and site structure: learning from an Eskimo hunting stand.