Select An Occupation Period and Sectors for the Composite Fort
This page provides the percentage means for the functional groups from the period composite forts in a table format.
In order to see more than the AP (All Period) composite fort details, select your criteria from the options listed to the right. To change the selections chose an occupation period, or keep the current selection by not selecting a new occupation period, and then select up to 8 sectors to view. Note that you can keep sectors while changing the occupation period, or adding and removing selected sectors, as you wish. At the bottom of the form is a button, under 'Submit Selections' which lets you submit and then view the results for the occupation period and sectors you've chosen. Please note that the Overall (meaning all sectors combined) results for the select occupation period composite fort are always shown in the table.
In the selection menu the current selections of period and sectors are shown highlighted in orange red. These selections will remain chosen unless you purposefully deselect them or press the button entitled 'Remove Sector Selections'. This button can be used when you wish to completely remove previously selected sectors. When this button is pressed all the selected sectors are removed from the table.
When selecting a period to view, remember that 'AP' refers to all the periods of the fort considered together. This applies to both the composite fort tables and diagrams and the site percentages tables.
A particular period composite fort may not have results from every sector or every stratigraphic context (see below) possible; this is a result of the varied excavation limitations of the individual sites which make up the composite fort. Percentages for sectors for which the composite fort has no results are marked 'n/a' in the table.
Stratigraphic context was divided into three categories for each functional group, depending upon the completeness of the published artefact catalogs about the excavations which took place at each site. These categories are 'All' which includes all the functional group's items from the sector; 'Strat' which includes only those items in the group which were found stratified; and 'Good' which includes stratified items in the group from excavation reports with artefact catalogs which were considered complete (i.e. every artefact of that type from the site was included in the catalog instead of only a representative sample).
Also note that if the finds from a particular sector and stratigraphic context category number under 5 then the composite fort occupation period is considered to have had no results from that sector/context.