Functional Group Percentages by Site

This page presents the functional group percentages for each site used in this study. The percentages are given in tables for each site and occupation period, arranged by functional group, and stratigraphic context for the site's sectors. You may select a site, and an occupation period from that site, from the menu at right. Most of the sites currently available are forts. Please remember to push the submit button at the bottom of the menu after making your selections.

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 group considered, 'STRAT' means those items found in stratified contexts from that sector and functional group, and 'GOOD' means those items from that sector and functional 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.

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.

To Begin: please select a site and an occupation period from the menu at the upper right.