Functional Sub-Group Percentages by Site

On this page can be found tables displaying the percentages of the various functional sub-groups from each particular site used in the study. These tables are available for each site, that site's period(s) of occupation, and each main functional group. The tables are organized via sector, functional sub-group and stratigraphic context. In order to show the percentages, pick a site, a period of occupation, and a main functional group to examine from the menu in the upper right, and then press the button under 'Submit Selections'.

The percentage of a sub-functional group shown in the table is its percentage of the total of the main functional group to which it belongs. The same inclusion parameter holds true for these groups as for the main functional group percentages, and the composite fort percentage means and sub-functional percentage means. If a particular sector of the site, and stratigraphic context of that sector, returns over five or more items in total (of any functional group) then the percentages for the functional and sub-functional groups of those items found in that sector and stratigraphic context are included in this table.

Some Notes about the Tables

Stratigraphic contexts are represented in the tables as 'ALL', 'STRAT' and 'GOOD'. Remember that 'ALL' includes all the items from the sector and functional sub-group considered, 'STRAT' means those items found in stratified contexts from that sector and functional sub-group, and 'GOOD' means those items from that sector and functional sub-group found in stratified contexts, for which the artefact report was considered to be complete (in other words all the finds from the site were included).

A particular site may not have results from every sector or every stratigraphic context (all finds, stratified finds, good stratified finds) possible. Indeed, it's far more likely only a few sectors will be represented when looking at any particular site. This is due to the necessary limitations of the excavations (location available for excavation, time, money, etc) which took place at the site. Percentages for sectors and stratigraphic contexts for which the site has no results are marked 'n/a' in the percentages and percentage means tables. This is true of the sites with less than five items from a sector and stratigraphic context for a particular occupation period as well. When considering functional sub-groups, a sector which has five or over items, none of which belong to the functional group examined, will also be marked 'n/a' in the table below.

Many sites have more than one period of occupation. This is reflected in the available tables for that site.

A site may only have results from the 'Overall Fort' sector and the 'All Periods' period. This means that in the site's excavation report(s) its finds were not attributed to a stratigraphic level and/or that level was not analyzed and assigned to an occupation period. This is generally the case for older excavation reports; those done before the advent of modern archaeology.